Investigation reveals problems with library circulation reporting
Part 1 of a Two-Part Series: The Problem
The alleged failure of the “honor” system, irregularities in the reporting of circulation numbers and an attempt at equitable sharing have resulted in big changes for the libraries of Jasper County when it comes to the distribution of Jasper County’s rural patron library funds.
The Lynnville Public Library and Sully Community Library have been under the microscope for their circulations reports since December 2011, when an email was sent from now-retired Iowa Library Services Library Support Network Head Sandy Dixon.
“I would like to resolve the extremely high circulation stats from Lynnville (Size A) and Sully (Size B),” Dixon wrote to Iowa Library Services North Central District Library Consultant Jet Kofoot.
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