State Library Administrative Agency Survey Design

The State Library Administrative Agency (SLAA), formerly the State Library Agency (StLA), Survey provides information about the state library agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The SLAA may function as the state's public library at large, providing service to the general public and state government employees. Data on SLAAs complement data collected on public, academic, and school libraries.

Survey Methodology

Click on "Appendix A: Technical Notes" in:
IMLS Publication: State Library Agencies: Fiscal Year 2010  (PDF, 3.0 MB)

Who is surveyed?

The State Library Administrative Agency (SLAA) Survey provides information about the state library agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Why is the Survey conducted?

The State Library Administrative Agency (SLAA) Survey provides policymakers and researches with basic descriptive information about the state library agencies and their services to all types of libraries in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

How often is the Survey conducted?

The State Library Administrative Agency (SLAA) Survey is biennial. Prior year surveys, FY 1994 - FY 2010, were annual.

Survey Manual

FY 2014

Fiscal Year 2014 User Guide (PDF; 206 KB)

FY 2012

Fiscal Year 2012 User Guide (PDF; 91 KB)

FY 2010

Fiscal Year 2010 User Guide  (PDF, 109 KB)

Error and Warning Messages from the data edit process - Fiscal Year 2010  (PDF, 276 KB)