Hennen’s American Public Library Ratings (HAPLR) 2.0

Hennen’s American Public Library Ratings (HAPLR) are no longer published.  HAPLR 1.0 used data provided by 9,000 public libraries in the United States to create comparative rankings.  Thousands of libraries ordered reports on their libraries from 1999 to 2010. Previous editions of Version 1.0 are available at the Wayback Machine.  Simply type the following into the search box: haplr-index.com.  

We have not stopped providing library research.  Since 2010 we have been working with library data as consultants to libraries on a case-by-case basis.  HAPLR 2.0 provides customized reports for libraries and groups of libraries.  The consulting emphasizes graphic visualizations of library data that allows libraries to compare their performance to peers.

Porter County Public Library in Indiana

The Porter County Library Study provides perspective for evaluating how the Porter County Library System in Indiana compares to similar libraries throughout the country.  This report was compiled in November of 2017.  We were specifically looking for libraries that have numbers that appear better than Porter County Library’s.  The goal was to find libraries that may have lessons from which library planners can learn.   It is very likely that any or all of these libraries will have advice to give and stories to tell to Porter County Public Library’s planners.

Altoona Public Library in Iowa

The video below is a sample of HAPLR 2.0.   For more, see the Metrics page or Altoona Metrics Report 2017.

Other Items

Take a look at our Report Slideshow, our Past Client examples, and Consulting Portfolio pages for an idea of what HAPLR 2.0 is about.  Need HAPLR 2.0 consulting from Hennen Library Consulting?  Contact us by using the contact form on our home page.


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