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Main Title Measuring your library's value : how to do a cost-benefit analysis for your public library /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Elliott, Donald S.
Publisher American Library Association,
Year Published 2007
OCLC Number 70219762
ISBN 083890923X; 9780838909232
Subjects Public libraries--United States--Cost effectiveness--Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Public libraries--Cost effectiveness--Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Public libraries--United States--Evaluation--Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Public libraries--Evaluation--Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Bibliothèques publiques--âEtats-Unis--Coãut-efficacité--Guides, manuels, etc ; Bibliothèques publiques--âEtats-Unis--âEvaluation--Guides, manuels, etc ; Biblioth eques publiques--Etats-Unis--Co ut-efficacite--Guides, manuels, etc ; Biblioth eques publiques--Co ut-efficacite--Guides, manuels, etc ; Biblioth eques publiques--Etats-Unis--Evaluation--Guides, manuels, etc ; Biblioth eques publiques--Evaluation--Guides, manuels, etc
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EJAM  Z731.M367 2007 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/12/2007
Collation vii, 181 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction to cost-benefit analysis for public libraries -- Fundamentals of cost-benefit analysis -- Important considerations before commissioning a CBA study -- Preparing to measure benefits -- Measuring library benefits : identifying and sampling library users -- Measuring library benefits : preparing the survey instruments -- Measuring library costs -- Measuring return to taxpayer and donor investment in your library -- Wrapping up your study : communicating your CBA findings -- Conclusions : evaluating what your CBA study accomplished. "Measuring Your Library's Value, designed to serve large to medium sized public libraries, gives librarians the tools to conduct a defensible and credible cost-benefit analysis (CBA). This hands-on reference covers the economic basics with librarian-friendly terms and examples, preparing library leaders to collaborate with economist-consultants."--Page 4 of cover.