NLS Operations Alert No. 17-1


DATE                     :               January 3, 2017

TO                          :               Network Libraries

FROM                   :               Meredith Beckhardt, Head, Reference Section

SUBJECT               :               FY 2016 Budget and Miscellaneous reports


NLS is soliciting current library information via the Network Library Database (NLDB). Please update the following NLDB screens by Friday, January 20, 2017, via the network library database at


•             Library information

•             Budget

•             Staffing

•             Collections

•             Miscellaneous


These screens are accessed using five different links within the NLDB system. Please see the attached guide for instructions. All responses need to reflect fiscal year 2016 statistics (October 1, 2015–September 30, 2016).


After entering your survey information, recheck the final screens for the full fiscal year to ensure all surveys have been accepted into the database. Print a copy of the final submission to keep for your records.


Attachment: Instructions for Entering Annual Survey Statistics and Library Information FY2016 [MS Word (.docx) / 2 p.]


For more information, contact:

Meredith Beckhardt

Head, Reference Section

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