The mission of the Florida iMapLibraries web portal is to empower Florida public librarians to better serve their local user community by providing computer-based tools that help identify the diverse and non-traditional population segments that a library outlet may serve.
What this site does
This website is a Florida-specific implementation of the natiowide iMapLibraries website. This site allows users to access and view selected population and housing data from the 2010 U.S. Census as well as the 2006 – 2010 American Community Survey within a two-mile radius of each Florida library branch as well as for an estimated geographic market area for each of those branches.
This website provides the follow capabilities and features:
download .pdf files listing Florida public library branches within two miles of one or more census block groups that has a diverse population as measured by one of 20 different population diversity measures
check to make sure that your Florida library branch has been located correctly by the Institute of Museum and Library Service’s geocoding service. You can either confirm that it is in the correct location or move it to the correct location, as well as add or delete library branches.
view the population chacteristics for a preliminary geographic market area that has been defined for all Florida public library branches
view population characteristics at a block group level for a geographic market area defined by you for your public library branch.
The initial development of the data for this website was done using funds provided to Florida State University by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) with assistance from the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies and the American Library Association.