Bettendorf Public Library Receives Accreditation from the State Library of Iowa

The Bettendorf Public Library is excited to announce that it has achieved state accreditation from the State Library of Iowa.

“The Bettendorf Public Library is thrilled to have once again received a Tier 3 accreditation status, which recognizes the commitment made by our Staff and Board of Trustees in providing excellent library services and programs to our community every day,” said Jillian Aschliman, Bettendorf Public Library Director.

“The Director and Board of Trustees of the Bettendorf Public Library and the City of Bettendorf are to be commended for this achievement and their commitment to excellence in public library services for their community,” added Michael Scott, State Librarian.

The accreditation status began July 1, 2023 and is valid through June 30, 2026. Of Iowa’s 543 public libraries, 414 – including the Bettendorf Public Library are accredited. Iowa’s accredited libraries are recognized for being responsive to their communities and for exhibiting excellence in all areas of library operations including governance and funding, staffing, library collection, services, public relations, access, and facilities.

Accredited libraries receive a higher rate of compensation through the State Library’s Enrich Iowa Program. They also receive a Certificate of Accreditation. For more information on the State Library’s Accreditation Program and to view the Public Library Standards, click here.