Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request, Proposed Collection: Public Libraries Survey FY 2016-FY 2018, 76631-76632 [2016-26567]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 213 / Thursday, November 3, 2016 / Notices Learning, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L’Enfant Plaza North SW., Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024–2135. Dr. Birnbaum can be reached by Telephone: 202–653–4760, Fax: 202–653–4601, or by email at mbirnbaum@imls.gov or by teletype (TTY/TDD) at 202–653–4614. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is an independent Federal grant-making agency and is the primary source of federal support for the Nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. IMLS provides a variety of grant programs to assist the Nation’s museums and libraries in improving their operations and enhancing their services to the public. IMLS is responsible for identifying national needs for and trends in museum, library, and information services; measuring and reporting on the impact and effectiveness of museum, library and information services throughout the United States, including programs conducted with funds made available by IMLS; identifying, and disseminating information on, the best practices of such programs; and developing plans to improve museum, library and information services of the United States and strengthen national, State, local, regional, and international communications and cooperative networks (20 U.S.C. Chapter 72, 20 U.S.C. 9108). OMB is particularly interested in comments that help the agency to: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g. permitting electronic submissions of responses. Abstract: The State Library Administrative Agencies Survey has been conducted by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the clearance number 3137–0072, which expires 11/30/2016. State Library Administrative Agencies (‘‘SLAAs’’) are VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Nov 02, 2016 Jkt 241001 the official agencies of each state charged by state law with the extension and development of public library services throughout the state. (20 U.S.C. Chapter 72, 20 U.S.C. 9122.) The purpose of this survey is to provide state and federal policymakers with information about SLAAs, including their governance, allied operations, developmental services to libraries and library systems, support of electronic information networks and resources, number and types of outlets, and direct services to the public. Through the FY 2010 collection, the SLAA Survey was conducted annually; beginning with the FY 2012 collection, the survey is conducted biennially. Because the FY 2016 collection will not begin until early 2017, we are carrying over the documentation and estimated burden associated with the FY 2014 data. Current Actions: This notice proposes clearance of the State Library Agencies Survey. The 60-day notice for the State Library Administrative Agencies Survey, FY 2016 & FY 2018, was published in the Federal Register on May 27, 2016 (81FR 3093933710– 33711). No comments were received. Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services. Title: State Library Administrative Agencies Survey, FY 2014. OMB Number: 3137–0072. Agency Number: 3137. Affected Public: Federal, State and local governments, State library administrative agencies, libraries, general public. Number of Respondents: 51. Frequency: Biennially. Burden Hours per Respondent: 25. Total Burden Hours: 1,275. Total Annual Costs: $35,623. Contact: Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn.: OMB Desk Officer for Education, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395–7316. Dated: October 31, 2016. Kim A. 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This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted by December 5, 2016 to be assured of consideration. OMB is particularly interested in comments that help the agency to • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g. permitting electronic submissions of responses. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to Stephanie Burwell, Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L’Enfant Plaza North SW., Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024– 2135. Ms. Burwell can be reached by SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 76632 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 213 / Thursday, November 3, 2016 / Notices Telephone: 202–653–4684, Fax: 202– 653–4625, Email: sburwell@imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD at 202–653– 4614). Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the Nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. IMLS’ mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, learning, and civic engagement. IMLS works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. IMLS is responsible for identifying national needs for and trends in museum, library, and information services; measuring and reporting on the impact and effectiveness of museum, library and information services throughout the United States, including programs conducted with funds made available by IMLS; identifying, and disseminating information on, the best practices of such programs; and developing plans to improve museum, library, and information services of the United States and strengthen national, State, local, regional, and international communications and cooperative networks (20 U.S.C. Chapter 72, 20 U.S.C. 9108). Abstract: The Public Libraries Survey (PLS) has been conducted by IMLS under the clearance number 3137–0074, which expires 12/31/2016. The PLS collects annual descriptive data on the universe of public libraries in the United States, the District of Columbia, and outlying areas. Information such as public service hours per year, circulation of library books, number of librarians, population of legal service area, expenditures for library collection, programs for children and young adults, staff salary data, and access to technology, etc., would be collected. Current Actions: This notice proposes clearance of the PLS. The 60-day notice for the PLS, FY 2016–2018, was published in the Federal Register on August 16, 2016, (FR vol. 81, No. 158, pgs. 54608–54609). There were no comments received under this notice. Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services. Title: Public Libraries Survey, FY 2016—FY 2018. OMB Number: 3137–0074. Agency Number: 3137. Affected Public: State and local governments, State library administrative agencies, and public libraries. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Nov 02, 2016 Jkt 241001 Number of Respondents: 56. Note: 56 is the number of State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAAs) that are responsible for the collection of this information and for reporting it to IMLS. In gathering this information, the SLAAs will request that their sub-entities (i.e., public libraries in their respective states and outlying areas) provide information to the respective SLAA. As the number of sub-entities and questions varies from SLAA to SLAA, it is difficult to assess the exact number of burden hours and costs. Frequency: Annually. Burden hours per respondent: 104.98. Total burden hours: 5,878.88. Total Annualized capital/startup costs: n/a. Total Annual Costs: $164,255.91. Total Annual Federal Costs: $925,193.00. CONTACT: Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn.: OMB Desk Officer for Education, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395–7316. 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THE NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES

Institute of Museum and Library Services


Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request, Proposed Collection: 
Public Libraries Survey FY 2016-FY 2018

AGENCY: Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation 
on the Arts and the Humanities.

ACTION: Submission for OMB review, comment request.

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SUMMARY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announces 
the submission of the following information collection to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act. This program helps to ensure that 
requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden 
(time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are 
clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on 
respondents can be properly assessed.
    A copy of the proposed information collection request can be 
obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES 
section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted by December 5, 2016 to be 
assured of consideration.
    OMB is particularly interested in comments that help the agency to
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity 
of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g. permitting 
electronic submissions of responses.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to Stephanie Burwell, Chief 
Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Institute 
of Museum and Library Services, 955 L'Enfant Plaza North SW., Suite 
4000, Washington, DC 20024-2135. Ms. Burwell can be reached by

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Telephone: 202-653-4684, Fax: 202-653-4625, Email: sburwell@imls.gov, 
or by teletype (TTY/TDD at 202-653-4614). Office hours are from 8:30 
a.m. to 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: IMLS is the primary source of federal 
support for the Nation's 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. IMLS' 
mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, 
learning, and civic engagement. IMLS works at the national level and in 
coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, 
culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support 
professional development. IMLS is responsible for identifying national 
needs for and trends in museum, library, and information services; 
measuring and reporting on the impact and effectiveness of museum, 
library and information services throughout the United States, 
including programs conducted with funds made available by IMLS; 
identifying, and disseminating information on, the best practices of 
such programs; and developing plans to improve museum, library, and 
information services of the United States and strengthen national, 
State, local, regional, and international communications and 
cooperative networks (20 U.S.C. Chapter 72, 20 U.S.C. 9108).
    Abstract: The Public Libraries Survey (PLS) has been conducted by 
IMLS under the clearance number 3137-0074, which expires 12/31/2016. 
The PLS collects annual descriptive data on the universe of public 
libraries in the United States, the District of Columbia, and outlying 
areas. Information such as public service hours per year, circulation 
of library books, number of librarians, population of legal service 
area, expenditures for library collection, programs for children and 
young adults, staff salary data, and access to technology, etc., would 
be collected.
    Current Actions: This notice proposes clearance of the PLS. The 60-
day notice for the PLS, FY 2016-2018, was published in the Federal 
Register on August 16, 2016, (FR vol. 81, No. 158, pgs. 54608-54609). 
There were no comments received under this notice.
    Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services.
    Title: Public Libraries Survey, FY 2016--FY 2018.
    OMB Number: 3137-0074.
    Agency Number: 3137.
    Affected Public: State and local governments, State library 
administrative agencies, and public libraries.
    Number of Respondents: 56.
    Note: 56 is the number of State Library Administrative Agencies 
(SLAAs) that are responsible for the collection of this information and 
for reporting it to IMLS. In gathering this information, the SLAAs will 
request that their sub-entities (i.e., public libraries in their 
respective states and outlying areas) provide information to the 
respective SLAA. As the number of sub-entities and questions varies 
from SLAA to SLAA, it is difficult to assess the exact number of burden 
hours and costs.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Burden hours per respondent: 104.98.
    Total burden hours: 5,878.88.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: n/a.
    Total Annual Costs: $164,255.91.
    Total Annual Federal Costs: $925,193.00.
    CONTACT: Comments should be sent to Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Attn.: OMB Desk Officer for Education, Office of 
Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395-
7316.

    Dated: October 31, 2016.
Kim A. Miller,
Grants Management Specialist, Office of the Chief Financial Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-26567 Filed 11-2-16; 8:45 am]
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