Wednesday, September 14, 2016

UPDATE. This makes things a bit worse, doesn't it?

False Manitowoc circulations top 20,000.  (Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter, (9/13/2016)
Out of those false circulations, 12,000 happened in 2016, 10,100 were found from 2015, and 1,500 were found from 2014. 
Based on those numbers, Reckelberg said Manitowoc County overpaid the library $4,219 earlier this year, when the county issued reimbursement to the library based on the 2014 circulation numbers. 
Additionally, the current library request for funds, based on the circulation from 2015, is about $30,500 over what it should be.

The new Manitowoc Public Library director (not yet hired) will need to spend a lot of time building trust.

8/19/2016 update, "Manitowoc Public Library: Annual Circulation and Program Attendance, 2009-2015", starts here.

Source:  WIsconsin Public Library Service Data (2015 preliminary)

Recent MPL news:
Manitowoc library director resigns.  (Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter, 7/14/2016)
The announcement came one day after Nickels said Stewart had been placed on indefinite paid leave. Nickels said he was unable to comment on the nature of the paid leave, but he did say there was no truth to rumors she was walked out of the building Tuesday evening.
Manitowoc investigates ex-library director.  (Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter, 7/20/2016)
The city is investigating allegations of falsely created library cards that were used to check out materials and then return the materials so Manitowoc Public Library could receive money from the county, Mayor Justin Nickels said Tuesday.

Other updates:
Madison Public Library.  (8/11/2016)
Brown County Public Library.  (8/11/2016)
Appleton Public Library.  (8/12/2016)
Waukesha Public Library.  (8/12/2016)
Hedberg Public Library, Janesville.  (8/12/2016)
Kenosha Public Library.  (8/13/2016)
La Crosse Public Library.  (8/13/2016)
Marathon County Public Library.  (8/13/2016)
Neenah Public Library.  (8/14/2016)
Oshkosh Public Library.  (8/14/2016)
Racine Public Library.  (8/14/2016)
L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library.  (8/15/2016)
Wauwatosa Public Library.  (8/15/2016)
Fond du Lac Public Library.  (8/15/2016)
Middleton Public Library.  (8/16/2016)
West Allis Public Library.  (8/16/2016)
Brookfield Public Library.  (8/17/2016)
Mead Public Library, Sheboygan.  (8/17/2016)
Sun Prairie Public Library.  (8/18/2016)
Verona Public Library.  (8/18/2016)

Recent MPL news:
Manitowoc public library resigns.  (Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter, 7/14/2016)

Original 8/30/2015 post starts here.

How libraries rank

Statistics found at Wisconsin Public Library Service Data: 1996 - Preliminary 2014. (Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction)

Manitowoc Public Library website

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