For Libraries & Educators
Tennessee Standards for Public Libraries
Tennessee Standards for Non-Metropolitan Libraries
Public library standards provide specific criteria by which libraries can be measured and evaluated. They provide focus and direction for action and accountability within local library communities. The newly revised 2013 Tennessee Standards for Non-Metropolitan Libraries should be beneficial to all Tennessee public libraries and the people they serve.
Adjustments and additions to the standards were made in order to reflect the changes in library operations and services since the previous version. Most significantly, benchmarks from the Edge Initiative have been added to update our approach to technology and related issues in Tennessee Libraries. The Edge benchmarks have been footnoted in the text.
The Tennessee Standards for Non-Metropolitan Libraries is based on the following criteria:
The complete standards are available in a printable PDF Format.
» Checklist of the standards for use in evaluating your library.
» Public library policy checklist.
» Evaluate the image of your public library.