Educational Resources on Public Value of Libraries
- Brochure: How Does Our Local Library Benefit My Family? (PDF) This two-page brochure describes the concepts of private and public value from the perspective of a family.
- Recorded Webinar: Basics for Helping Organizations Identify & Promote Their Public and Private Value (YouTube). Offered through eXtension’s Enhancing Rural Community Capacity Community of Practice, June 2015. Presenter: Jane Haskell.
- Library Trends Relevant to Public Value: A quick tour of recent trends.
- Research on the Economic Public Value of Libraries: Summary of academic articles on estimates of benefits and costs of libraries with a discussion of their strengths and weaknesses. The reviews also discuss the transferability of the results to other libraries and relevance for local library advocates.