The Economic Impact of Libraries in Indiana (2007)

This report was commissioned by the Indiana State Library. Funding was provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a federal agency, through the Library Services and Technology Act. The report was prepared by the Indiana Business Research Center at the Kelley School of Business, University of Indiana. Snippet: [feature_box style=”1″ only_advanced=”There%20are%20no%20title%20options%20for%20the%20choosen%20style” alignment=”center”] The Read More…

The Engaged Library: Chicago Stories of Community Building (2005)

This study was conducted by the Asset-Based Community Development Institute at Northwestern University in December 2005. The study was initiated the Urban Libraries Council and funded by the Chicago Community Trust and Chicago Public Library Foundation. Snippet: In late summer, 2005, Co-Director Jody Kretzmann and researcher Susan Rans from the Asset-Based Community Development Institute at Read More…

Placing an Economic Value on the Services of Public Libraries in Suffolk County, New York (2005)

This report was conducted by the Long Island Association in June 2005. Funding was provided by the Suffolk Cooperative Library System. Snippet: Libraries confer both direct and indirect benefits to the communities in which they are located. For example, the use of libraries helps to create a literate population, which is an indirect benefit. While Read More…

Free Library of Philadelphia: An Economic Impact and Activity Analysis of the Central Branch Expansion and Renovation (2004)

This study was prepared by the Pennsylvania Economy League – Eastern Division, in April 2004. Snippet: Economic impact is a useful tool for measuring the one-time “hit” of a major capital project on the local economy. This report quantifies the economic impact and activity generated by the FLP’s expansion and renovation of its Central Branch Read More…