PolicyMap Now Available to All California Public Library Staff 

New Tool Empowers Community Leaders to Make Equity-Based, Data-Driven Decisions

PHILADELPHIA, PA – 8/01/23 – PolicyMap is now available to all California public library staff as part of a statewide initiative by the California State Library and the Pacific Library Partnership to support libraries in making equity-based, data-driven decisions for community impact. California public library staff can request an account here.

“PolicyMap isn’t just a mapping tool. For libraries, it’s a means to deepen community connections, inform strategic decisions, and ensure every patron feels seen and served,” says Betsy Minnich, Outreach and Development at PolicyMap. “By leveraging this information, libraries can be more adaptive, inclusive, and practical, cementing their role as indispensable community pillars.”

PolicyMap’s intuitive mapping platform empowers libraries to: 

  • Learn More About Their Communities Beyond Census Data
  • Inform Strategic Planning
  • Access Information from +150 Disparate Sources in One Location
  • Enhance Collection Management
  • Design Targeted Community Programs
  • Support Grant Applications with compelling evidence and impact statistics that grantors often seek
  • And more! 

This project is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

Request More Information

Are you a public library staff member in California? You can reach out to PolicyMap Support here.

Interested in learning more about how PolicyMap can support public libraries in your community? Fill in the form below to request a demo or pricing information.