St. Louis County Library has been designated a star library by the Library Journal, a publication that covers the newest developments in libraries and library science. St. Louis County Library (SLCL) is one of only five libraries in Missouri to receive the designation this year.
This is the first year SLCL has been considered a star library. Library Journal announced its list of star libraries on November 1, 2013.
Library Journal (LJ) uses data reported by public libraries to their state library in determining star libraries. This year's star libraries were ranked by data reported in 2011. To determine star libraries, LJ considers four per capita output statistics: library visits, circulation, program attendance and public Internet computer use. Public libraries are compared to others with similar annual expenditures.
Among the other star libraries in this category are: Cuyahoga County Public Library, Ohio; Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio; Seattle Public Library, Washington; Santa Clara County Library, California; Columbus Metropolitan Library, Ohio; Multnomah County Library, Oregon; King County Library System, Washington; Cleveland Public Library, Ohio; San Francisco Public Library, California; and Denver Public Library, Colorado.
More information about the LJ rankings can be found here: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/category/managing-libraries/lj-index/
|SLCL Presents Veteran St. Louis Newsman and Local Historian Julius Hunter||Wed, 10/22/2014 (All day)|
|Write Your Novel at SLCL||Mon, 10/20/2014 (All day)|
|SLCL Foundation Presents Local Horse-Racing Historian Nancy Carver||Mon, 10/20/2014 (All day)|
|SLCL Presents the Creators of The Doll People and Baby-sitters Club Series||Fri, 10/03/2014 (All day)|
|Mini-Con Madness at the Library||Thu, 10/02/2014 (All day)|
|SLCL Presents Bestselling Historian Hampton Sides||Tue, 09/30/2014 (All day)|
|SLCL Presents "Bringing Up Bébé" Author Pamela Druckerman||Thu, 09/25/2014 (All day)|
|SLCL Foundation Presents Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novelist Jane Smiley||Wed, 09/24/2014 (All day)|
|"Delirium" Teen Trilogy Author Lauren Oliver Presents First Adult Thriller||Tue, 09/23/2014 (All day)|
|County Library Branches Designated Safe Place||Mon, 09/22/2014 (All day)|