LOCAL FOOTBALL SCORING UPDATES PRESENTED BY THE HUNGRY HOBO:

Davenport Public Library accredited


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Posted Online: Oct. 04, 2012, 1:49 pm
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Press release submitted by Davenport Library

Iowa Library Services has announced that the Davenport Public Library has met the conditions

for state accreditation as outlined in "In Service to Iowa: Public Library Standards Fifth Edition."

Achieving accreditation requires a significant, ongoing local commitment to high quality library

services. Of Iowa's 544 public libraries, 349 - including the Davenport Public Library - are

accredited. The Davenport Public Library has been recognized for its efforts in all areas of

library operations including governance and funding, staffing, library collection, services, public

relations, access, and facilities. The accreditation is valid through June 30, 2015.

Iowa's accredited public libraries are recognized for being responsive to their communities and

for exhibiting excellence in their provision of library services. More than two-thirds of all

Iowans have active public library cards, and use of our public libraries continues to increase

each year. Iowa libraries play key roles in workforce and economic development, lifelong

learning and e-government activities. Iowans use their libraries to find jobs, do homework,

locate a good book to read, research medical conditions, access government information, and

more.

Accredited libraries receive a higher rate of compensation through Iowa library Services' Enrich

Iowa program. They also receive a Certificate of Accreditation signed by Governor Terry

Branstad, Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds, State Librarian Mary Wegner, and Iowa

Commission of libraries Chairperson Monica Gohlinghorst.

Said Wegner: "The director and board of trustees of the Davenport Public Library and the city

of Davenport are to be commended for this achievement and their commitment to excellence

in public library services for their community."






















 



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