New Study: The Impressive Return on Investment (ROI) of Pennsylvania Public Libraries

Source: Resource Shelf, June 12, 2007 at 12:59 am

From the announcement:
Librarians have been saying for years that public libraries are a bargain. Now they’ve got the numbers to prove it. According to a study conducted by the University of North Carolina’s School of Information and Library Science, Pennsylvania taxpayers receive a return of $5.50 for every $1 they invest in public libraries in Pennsylvania. That means a return of $55 for every $10 of local, state and federal taxes we invest in supporting our public libraries… The Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) is collaborating with Pennsylvania’s Office of Commonwealth Libraries, which commissioned the study, to spread the word about the results. This study is part of a state-by-state national project.
Direct to Full Text of Report: Taxpayer Return-on-Investment (ROI) in Pennsylvania Public Libraries

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