Study: U.S. Public Libraries Improve Student Achievement

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago recently published a working paper to explore the effects of public library use. “The Returns to Public Library Investment” working paper studies “how capital investment in public libraries affects library operations, patron usage, and local communities, with a focus on student achievement.” Findings The study first establishes the link Read More…

Working Together: Saskatchewan Libraries and other Information Providers

This discussion paper, released in 2005 and available via the Saskatchewan Libraries website. The paper discusses the benefits of the multi-type library board, and provides research on the impact of information services in Saskatchewan in terms of communities, culture and recreation, youth, health, rural life, and indigenous peoples. The paper concludes with a set of Read More…

National Statistical and Values Profile of Canadian Libraries (2012)

This report represents the findings of the┬áNational Statistical and Values Profile of Canadian Libraries project, conducted by Alvin Schrader and Michael Brundin for the Canadian Library Association in November 2012. The CLA’s Library Statistics and Values Task Force continues to build on this work. Snippet: The goal of the project was to produce a Canadian Read More…