Annual Report Information Survey (ARIS) 

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners has determined that the information requested on the Annual Report Information Survey is necessary to:
a) "set up, and to evaluate, minimum standards of free library service under M.G.L. c. 78, s. 19B and municipal support standards under M.G.L. c. 78, s. 19A;"
b) "determine adherence to existing minimum standards of free public library service under M.G.L. c. 78 s. 19B and existing municipal support requirements under M.G.L. c. 78, s. 19A in order to be able to certify public libraries for aid under M.G.L. c. 78, s. 19A." [605 CMR 4.01(7)]

Important dates to remember:

Mid-June 2008

Annual Report Information Survey (ARIS) packet is sent to libraries.

August 29, 2008

Annual Report Information Survey (ARIS) is due.

Mid-August 2008

State Aid to Public Libraries packet is sent to libraries.

October 17, 2008

State Aid to Public Libraries forms are due.

November 6, 2008

First group of municipalities meeting requirements are presented to the Board.

December 4, 2008

Second group of municipalities meeting requirements are presented to the Board.

January 8, 2009

FY2009 MAR waiver applicants are presented to the Board.

February 5, 2009

The Board acts on FY2009 MAR waiver petitions.

For more information, contact: Dianne L. Carty 

 
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