LMCC 2017: Speaking Finance

Presentation Resources:


Case Study Handout

Marketing Strategy Handout

Next Steps Handout


Library Value Calculators:

ALA Library Value Calculator

Maine State Library Value Calculator


Library ROI Studies:

Library Research Service (2009)

Minnesota Department of Transportation (2013)

Texas State Library (2017)

Value of Academic Libraries Toolkit


Stakeholder Research:

Pew Surveys

U.S. Census

ALA Economic Impact Information




  • Public Library Statistics & Profiles
    Dive into annual statistics from the Colorado Public Library Annual Report using our interactive tool, results tailored to trustees, and state totals and averages.
  • School Library Impact Studies
    School libraries have a profound impact on student achievement. Explore studies about this topic by LRS and other researchers in our comprehensive guide.
  • Fast Fact Reports
    Looking for a quick rundown of library research? Check out our Fast Facts, which highlight research and statistics about various library topics.


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