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New Library Certification

New Public Library Certification

All Utah public libraries are eligible to apply for initial certification after they have been established by a city or county governing body for at least three years. The window for submitting an application for new library certification is open year-round. The city, county, or the library’s governing body should submit an Application for Initial Certification to the Director of the Utah State Library Division (USL) and follow the Application Process, Certification Checklist, and Other Eligibility Criteria, outlined in Appendix A.

For more information or assistance contact:

Juan Tomás Lee
State Data Coordinator
Phone Number (801) 715-6769 or (800) 662-9150 (Utah toll-free)
Email address jtlee@utah.gov
 

Library Certification & Recertification

The Standards for Utah’s Public Libraries have been developed the Utah State Library Division in consultation with a committee of public library directors in the state to ensure that all certified libraries offer the most current of library services, follow the law, and best practices. The Standards represent the minimum levels for library services in the state. The Standards also provide libraries with leverage to encourage sustainable levels of support in the community and determine the library’s eligibility to receive funds from the State of Utah. The certification renewal process also recognizes those libraries that provide exemplary library service. Libraries in Utah serving legal service areas of 50,000 or less are subject to the certification renewal process. Currently, libraries serving legal service areas over 50,000 people are exempt from the certification renewal process.

For more information or assistance contact:

Rachel Cook
Phone Number (801) 715-6722 or (800) 662-9150 (Utah toll-free)
Email address rcook@utah.gov

Juan Tomás Lee
Phone Number (801) 715-6769 or (800) 662-9150 (Utah toll-free)
Email address jtlee@utah.gov
 

2018 Library Recertification

Certification Renewal of Existing Libraries


Part I – Basic Certification Standards (Required)


Part II – Key Statistical Benchmarks (Required)


Part III –  Application for Quality Library Designation (Optional)

Libraries choosing to pursue the designation of Quality Library, must complete the online form and meet at least 5 of the 9 quality criteria.

 

For more information or assistance contact:

Rachel Cook
Phone Number (801) 715-6722 or (800) 662-9150 (Utah toll-free)
Email address rcook@utah.gov

Juan Tomás Lee
Phone Number (801) 715-6769 or (800) 662-9150 (Utah toll-free)
Email address jtlee@utah.gov