The North Country Library System has done its best to streamline the annual reporting process for the automated libraries. Most questions for Parts 1-10 of the NYS Annual Report can now be completed for automated libraries by pulling information from the NCLS web site. The NCLS website stores much information about your library. Some of that information was created and entered into the site by our staff at NCLS. Other information must be provided or verified by the Member Library. This information is pulled and stored in a Google Sheet until the NYS software, Bibliostat, is available for libraries to complete their reporting to the State. A separate Google Sheet was provided for automated libraries to enter and store financial data until Bibliostat is open.
Please refer to the tutorials and other resources below to assist you in the preparation of your Annual Report.
Documents from the Division of Library Development
NYS Charter Actions - 01/06/2020
NYS Annual Report Instructions - 01/15/2020
Tutorial for CollectConnect, the NYS annual report platform
Link to CollectConnect Log-in
Statistics and Data
Funding Charts: 01/10/2020
Ballot Funding (2007-2020) - 06/24/2020
DueNorth Stats - 01/06/2020 - Statistics on this chart are provided by NNYLN and will be "NCLS supplied" in your Google Sheet for automated libraries. For insructions on how to generate your own DueNorth statistics, click here.
Library Broadband Speeds and E-Rate Chart - 01/10/2020
Tips, Tools, and Tutorials
Introduction to the NYS Annual Report - a brief description of the sections and data contained in each section of the Annual Report
Financial Guide - a one-page resource to what gets counted where in the financial section of the Annual Report - 01/02/2020
Tutorial to Add Content to the NCLS website
(such as Computer Sessions, Programs, Reference Transactions, and Library Visits)
Tutorial to Edit Content to the NCLS website
(such as Computer Sessions, Hours, Programs, Reference Transactions, Trustees and Library Visits)
Printable copy of Entering Data for the Annual Report (Adding Content and Editing Content)
Tutorial to use Google Drive for the Annual Report - Automated Libraries Only
(perform the "load" of library data into the Google Sheet)