Annual Report Information Survey (ARIS)

The MBLC administers the Annual Report Information Survey (ARIS) and Financial Report in compliance with Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 78. Each fiscal year, public libraries are required to submit this data in order to receive State Aid to Public Libraries and to meet the Minimum Standards of Public Library Service.

ARIS and Financial Report data is submitted online through the LibPAS data management system. LibPAS also allows librarians to run customized library data reports.

Using summaries of this data prepared by MBLC staff, libraries can compare the quality and effectiveness of library services across Massachusetts, supporting their own planning, evaluation and goals.

Selected survey information is also submitted to the Institute of Museum and Library Services for analysis at the national level, and as part of an agreement for the MBLC to administer certain federal grant funding.

For More Information

Mary Rose Quinn, Head of State Programs
617-725-1860 x220
(in Massachusetts) 800-952-7403 x220
maryrose.quinn@state.ma.us

Liz Babbitt, State Aid Specialist
617-725-1860 x227
(in Massachusetts) 800-952-7403 x227
liz.babbitt@state.ma.us