Useful Links

Measuring the Value of Public Libraries: Library Valuation Studies - provided by Christine Rooney-Browne

Excellent Overviews

Measuring economic value

Measuring social value

Measuring social AND economic value

Measuring Social Return on Investment

Self-assessment Toolkits

Tracker Surveys


Other Links

Taking Stock: the future of our public library service – Unison

Neighbourhood Statistics (deprivation, social environment etc.) – Office for National Statistics

Community Libraries Report – Museums, Libraries and Archives Council

Library Value Calculator – North Carolina Library Association

Arguments against libraries, arguments for libraries – Public Libraries News

Volunteer-Run Libraries – Public Libraries News

Privatised Libraries – Public Libraries News

Keeping Public Libraries Public: A Checklist for Communities Considering Privatization of Public Libraries.  American Library Association, June 2011 (opens as PDF)

Outsourcing the Public Library: A Critical Discourse Analysis (2009) – Heather Hill, University of Missouri, PhD Thesis

Trusts and Social Enterprises – Public Libraries News

Campaigning Tactics – Public Libraries News

Websites and Documents – Public Libraries News

Saving Money Without Closing Libraries – Public Libraries News

Writer in Residence, with a twist – Nilam Ashra-McGrath writing about the experience of using the library and what it means for its members in July 2011.

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