August 20, 2017

LJ Index 2014: Changing Constellations

The LJ Index contains far more data than we can cram into the print issue. Below are some web-exclusive tables that shed some additional light on libraries who are new to the Index this year or who lost star status from 2013 to 2014.

Notes about the tables:

  • All of the tables are resortable. For example, to sort by expenditure category, click the “Expenditure Category” cell in the head row of the table.
  • The first sort will be descending, another click will switch to ascending.
  • To sort by another criterion, select another cell in the head row of the table.
  • To sort the table by two criteria at the same time, first click the header column you’d like to be the initial sort factor. Then add a secondary sort by holding shift while selecting a another column.
  • You can also use the search box at the top right corner of the table to search for and filter text in the table.

Table A: Libraries with "New Stars", LJ Index 2014 Edition (based on IMLS 2012 data)

ExpenditureStarsLibraryCityStateScore
$10K-$49.9K****Inman Public LibraryInmanKS1454
$10K-$49.9K****Mounds Public LibraryMoundsOK1449
$10K-$49.9K***Combined Community Library (Ordway)OrdwayCO1387
$10K-$49.9K***Fred Macaron LibrarySpringerNM1378
$10K-$49.9K***Lubec Memorial LibraryLubecME1370
$10K-$49.9K***De Soto Public LibraryDe SotoIA1319
$10K-$49.9K***Real County Public LibraryLeakeyTX1308
$10K-$49.9K***Hughes Springs Area Public LibraryHughes SpringsTX1296
$10K-$49.9K***Richfield Springs Public LibraryRichfield SpringsNY1283
$10K-$49.9K***Peabody Memorial LibraryJonesportME1277
$50K-$99.9K*****Powers Library AssociationMoraviaNY2001
$50K-$99.9K*****Pelham LibraryPelhamMA1810
$50K-$99.9K****Bancroft Public LibraryBancroftIA1563
$50K-$99.9K****Bridgeport Public LibraryBridgeportNE1535
$50K-$99.9K****Erie City Public LibraryErieKS1523
$50K-$99.9K***Zearing Public LibraryZearingIA1519
$50K-$99.9K***Readlyn Community LibraryReadlynIA1486
$50K-$99.9K***Agnes Robinson Waterloo Public LibraryWaterlooNE1473
$50K-$99.9K***Edgerton Public LibraryEdgertonMN1432
$50K-$99.9K***Plains Community LibraryPlainsKS1408
$50K-$99.9K***Huachuca City Public LibraryHuachuca CityAZ1398
$100K-$199.9K*****Delta Community LibraryDelta JunctionAK3759
$100K-$199.9K*****Whitefish Community LibraryWhitefishMT2806
$100K-$199.9K*****Smith Memorial LibraryChautauquaNY2789
$100K-$199.9K****Williamsport-Washington Township Public LibraryWilliamsportIN1569
$100K-$199.9K***Oxford Public LibraryOxfordIN1466
$100K-$199.9K***New Woodstock Free LibraryNew WoodstockNY1439
$100K-$199.9K***Bertha Voyer Memorial LibraryHoney GroveTX1402
$100K-$199.9K***Mountain View Public LibraryMountain ViewMO1373
$100K-$199.9K***David M. Hunt LibraryFalls VillageCT1325
$200K-$399.9K*****Norfolk LibraryNorfolkCT2094
$200K-$399.9K****Petersburg Public LibraryPetersburgAK1637
$200K-$399.9K****Hiawatha/Morrill Public LibraryHiawathaKS1575
$200K-$399.9K***Sargent Memorial LibraryBoxboroughMA1472
$200K-$399.9K***Centerburg Public LibraryCenterburgOH1471
$200K-$399.9K***Roxana Public Library DistrictRoxanaIL1453
$200K-$399.9K***La Junta/Woodruff Memorial LibraryLa JuntaCO1443
$200K-$399.9K***Brook-Iroquois-Washington Township Public LibraryBrookIN1427
$200K-$399.9K***Lake Park Public LibraryLake ParkFL1396
$400K-$999.9K****Hodgkins Public Library DistrictHodgkinsIL1634
$400K-$999.9K****Roseland Free Public LibraryRoselandNJ1567
$400K-$999.9K***Osterville Village LibraryOstervilleMA1531
$400K-$999.9K***Dover Town LibraryDoverMA1515
$400K-$999.9K***Woodstock Public Library DistrictWoodstockNY1477
$1M-$4.9M****Harrison Memorial LibraryCarmelCA1670
$1M-$4.9M***Shaker Heights Public LibraryShaker HeightsOH1540
$1M-$4.9M***Jackson Parish LibraryJonesboroLA1528
$1M-$4.9M***Sedona Public LibrarySedonaAZ1513
$1M-$4.9M***Belvedere-Tiburon LibraryTiburonCA1422
$5M-$9.9M*****Porter Public LibraryWestlakeOH1377
$5M-$9.9M****Hewlett-Woodmere Public LibraryHewlettNY1278
$5M-$9.9M****Cerritos Public LibraryCerritosCA1259
$5M-$9.9M****Washington County Cooperative Library ServicesHillsboroOR979
$5M-$9.9M***Sachem Public LibraryHolbrookNY950
$5M-$9.9M***Carmel Clay Public LibraryCarmelIN931
$5M-$9.9M***Palo Alto City LibraryPalo AltoCA917
$5M-$9.9M***Cook Memorial Public Library DistrictLibertyvilleIL885
$5M-$9.9M***Saratoga Springs Public LibrarySaratoga SpringsNY880
$10M-$29.9M***Springfield-Greene County Library DistrictSpringfieldMO753
$30M+***Sno-Isle LibrariesMarysvilleWA729

Table B: Libraries With Stars in 2013 Edition But Not in 2014 Edition

Expenditure Category 2013 EditionExpenditure Category 2014 EditionLibraryCityStateScore 2013 EditionScore 2014 EditionStars 2013 EditionStars 2014 Edition
$10K-$49.9Kn/aJ.J. Hands LibraryLohrvilleIA1836n/a*****n/a
$10K-$49.9K$10K-$49.9KGenoa Public LibraryGenoaNE17891156*****0
$10K-$49.9K$10K-$49.9KWinchester Public LibraryWinchesterKS1698873*****0
$10K-$49.9K$50K-$99.9KColumbus Village LibraryColumbusNM16791201****0
$10K-$49.9K$50K-$99.9KFredonia Public LibraryFredoniaAZ15471293****0
$10K-$49.9K$50K-$99.9KLennox Community LibraryLennoxSD1481925****0
$10K-$49.9K$10K-$49.9KDexter Public LibraryDexterIA14031270***0
$10K-$49.9K$10K-$49.9KChetopa City LibraryChetopaKS13911223***0
$10K-$49.9K$50K-$99.9KCreighton Public LibraryCreightonNE13731289***0
$10K-$49.9K$10K-$49.9KReadstown Public LibraryReadstownWI13121255***0
$50K-$99.9Kn/aSand Point Community/School LibrarySand PointAK2695n/a*****n/a
$50K-$99.9Kn/aUpton County Public LibraryMccameyTX2063n/a*****n/a
$50K-$99.9K$50K-$99.9KLamont Memorial Free LibraryMcgrawNY15141368****0
$50K-$99.9K$50K-$99.9KWellsburg Public LibraryWellsburgIA14981181****0
$50K-$99.9K$50K-$99.9KEleanor Daggett Memorial LibraryChamaNM1459734***0
$50K-$99.9K$50K-$99.9KBolton Free LibraryBolton LandingNY14151379***0
$50K-$99.9K$100K-$199.9KMt. Pleasant Public LibraryMt. PleasantUT13771165***0
$50K-$99.9K$50K-$99.9KOakland Public LibraryOaklandNE13721312***0
$50K-$99.9K$50K-$99.9KGuilford Memorial LibraryGuilfordME13591100***0
$100K-$199.9K$100K-$199.9KPulaski Public LibraryPulaskiNY19801184*****0
$100K-$199.9K$100K-$199.9KBettsville Public LibraryBettsvilleOH18531259****0
$100K-$199.9Kn/aMeekins Public LibraryWilliamsburgMA1816n/a****n/a
$100K-$199.9K$100K-$199.9KSeneca Free LibrarySenecaKS17921055****0
$100K-$199.9K$100K-$199.9KBoswell-Grant Township Public LibraryBoswellIN1628940***0
$100K-$199.9K$100K-$199.9KParker Public LibraryParkerAZ15661012***0
$100K-$199.9K$100K-$199.9KCimarron City LibraryCimarronKS1556989***0
$100K-$199.9K$100K-$199.9KDennis Memorial Library Assoc.DennisMA15331314***0
$100K-$199.9K$100K-$199.9KTown Of Indian Lake Public LibraryIndian LakeNY15281295***0
$200K-$399.9K$200K-$399.9KLeetonia Community Public LibraryLeetoniaOH37151302*****0
$200K-$399.9Kn/aAk-Chin Indian CommunityMaricopaAZ2788n/a*****n/a
$200K-$399.9K$200K-$399.9KButler Public LibraryButlerIN16951342****0
$200K-$399.9K$200K-$399.9KStockbridge Library AssociationStockbridgeMA15441145****0
$200K-$399.9K$400K-$999.9KEast Grand Forks Campbell LibraryEast Grand ForksMN15441185****0
$200K-$399.9K$200K-$399.9KMancos Public Library DistrictMancosCO14571371***0
$200K-$399.9K$200K-$399.9KFalls City Library And Arts CenterFalls CityNE14411331***0
$200K-$399.9K$200K-$399.9KAndover Public LibraryAndoverOH1427871***0
$200K-$399.9K$200K-$399.9KEly Public LibraryElyMN13931274***0
$200K-$399.9K$200K-$399.9KNew Cumberland Public LibraryNew CumberlandPA13681379***0
$200K-$399.9K$200K-$399.9KSea Cliff Village LibrarySea CliffNY13651354***0
$400K-$999.9K$400K-$999.9KLoudonville Public LibraryLoudonvilleOH16501472****0
$400K-$999.9K$400K-$999.9KNew Port Richey Public LibraryNew Port RicheyFL16361420****0
$400K-$999.9K$400K-$999.9KOrrville Public LibraryOrrvilleOH15511436***0
$400K-$999.9K$400K-$999.9KSewickley Public LibrarySewickleyPA15201297***0
$400K-$999.9K$400K-$999.9KVineyard Haven Public LibraryVineyard HavenMA15151465***0
$1M-$4.9M$1M-$4.9MJericho Public LibraryJerichoNY14511255***0
$1M-$4.9M$1M-$4.9MNational City Public LibraryNational CityCA14501348***0
$1M-$4.9M$400K-$999.9KPort Townsend Public LibraryPort TownsendWA14481144***0
$5M-$9.9M$1M-$4.9MWestport Public LibraryWestportCT17731386*****0
$5M-$9.9M$5M-$9.9MHoover Public LibraryHooverAL1166770****0
$5M-$9.9M$1M-$4.9MLa Crosse Public LibraryLa CrosseWI1126986****0
$5M-$9.9M$5M-$9.9MBeverly Hills Public LibraryBeverly HillsCA1030849****0
$5M-$9.9M$1M-$4.9MBarrington Public Library DistrictBarringtonIL943920***0
$5M-$9.9M$5M-$9.9MHuntington Public LibraryHuntingtonNY928852***0
$5M-$9.9M$5M-$9.9MMount Prospect Public LibraryMount ProspectIL923845***0
$5M-$9.9M$5M-$9.9MDes Plaines Public LibraryDes PlainesIL920851***0
$5M-$9.9M$5M-$9.9MMastics-Moriches-Shirley Community LibShirleyNY899787***0
$5M-$9.9M$5M-$9.9MGreat Neck LibraryGreat NeckNY888624***0
$10M-$29.9M$10M-$29.9MBerkeley Public LibraryBerkeleyCA923727****0
$10M-$29.9M$10M-$29.9MCapital Area District LibraryLansingMI903541****0
$10M-$29.9M$10M-$29.9MArlington Dept. Of LibrariesArlingtonVA822673***0
$10M-$29.9M$10M-$29.9MStark County District LibraryCantonOH822732***0
$10M-$29.9M$10M-$29.9MDayton Metro LibraryDaytonOH769713***0
$10M-$29.9M$10M-$29.9MLoudoun County Public LibraryLeesburgVA723659***0
$30M+$30M+San Jose Public LibrarySan JoseCA817673***0
$30M+$10M-$29.9MToledo-Lucas County Public LibraryToledoOH780662***0

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Ray Lyons & Keith Curry Lance About Ray Lyons & Keith Curry Lance

Ray Lyons (raylyons@gmail.com) is an independent consultant and statistical programmer in Cleveland. His articles on library statistics and assessment have also appeared in Public Library Quarterly, Public Libraries, and Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. He blogs on library statistics and assessment at libperformance.com.
Keith Curry Lance (keithlance@comcast.net) is an independent consultant based in suburban Denver. He also consults with the Colorado-based RSL Research Group. In both capacities, he conducts research on libraries of all types for state library agencies, state library associations, and other library-related organizations. For more information, visit http://www.KeithCurryLance.com.

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