22 April 2019

Talking Points

Quotable Facts About America's Libraries

PDF fact sheet of statistics on all types of libraries, available to download or purchase from the American Library Association.

Calculators & Data

Library Value Calculator

Online tool that can be used to estimate the value of an individual's or the library's aggregate use of the library. On the American Library Association website; created by the Massachusetts Library Association.

Return on Investment Calculator

Excel spreadsheet for calculating the overall value of a library to its community.
Included in this resource: 

ROI Calculator Tutorial (Adobe Connect webinar recording)

Library Funding Map

Budgetary and return-on-investment data for public libraries. Collaborative project of EveryLibrary Institute and Syracuse University.

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