Annual Report Guide: 7 & 8 - Minimum Standards
RCLS Helpful Hints Sections 7 & 8
Section 7: MINIMUM PUBLIC LIBRARY STANDARDS
The last two years there were 2 MINIMUM PUBLIC LIBRARY STANDARD SECTIONS. This year there is only one.
MINIMUM STANDARDS (AS OF 2021)
As of January 1, 2022, all public, free association and Indian libraries in New York State will be required to meet the minimum standards listed below. Please indicate which of these standards your library already meets as of December 31, 2021.
Section 8: PUBLIC SERVICE INFORMATION
8.6 Minimum Weekly Total Hours - Main Library - The instructions state to excluded natural disasters or other events. COVID is considered an "other event" and so this answer should be the same as last year.
8.10 should equal 9.15, unless your library has branches such as Haverstraw, Newburgh, Western Sullivan and Woodbury, then it’s the sum of all the branches.