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The Value of Libraries in Ferguson

How do we measure the value of public libraries?  In Ferguson, Missouri, over recent weeks and months, the tiny public library has been a place of refuge and hope.  Many of us, especially in library-land, have been following this amazing … Continue reading

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Needs Assessment of Oregon Public Libraries

Oregon Community Foundation is soliciting proposals for a statewide needs and opportunities assessment of Oregon’s public libraries. The purpose of the research project is to answer the following questions: What are the roles that Oregon’s libraries currently play in their … Continue reading

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Free Web Conference Features session on Public Library Metrics and Measurement

This year’s “Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference” , developed by the Nicolet Federeated Library System,features many interesting sessions for public librarians. Of particular assessment interest is “Library Metrics and Measurement: Counting What Counts & Making it Matter“, given by Emily Clasper, … Continue reading

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Community Impact Assessment Training for Public Libraries

Just saw this posted on the OLA listserv about an online training opportunity related to assessment in public libraries — I thought it would be good to get the word out. Impact Survey: Understand Your Community’s Technology Needs, Thursday, September 5, … Continue reading

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