Concurrent session 6 – Enriching Communities: the value of public libraries in NSW

TITLE: Enriching Communities: the value of public libraries in NSW

ABSTRACT: In November 2008 the State Library of NSW released the report “Enriching Communities: the value of public libraries in NSW”. The report, based on a research project involving analysis of library data and a series of surveys,¬† provides clear evidence of the contribution and value that NSW public libraries make to their communities in terms of economic, environmental, social and cultural impact.

The report highlights the role of public libraries in promoting equity of access across a diverse range of groups in the community, identifies the outcomes from public library use and why the community values public libraries. A major finding of the report is that public libraries have positive economic benefits for individuals and the community as a whole.

The research also provides an up to date profile of NSW public library users and a tool for local councils to measure the ongoing contribution and value of library services to promote better planning and management.

SPEAKER: Cameron Morely

Advertisements

1 Response to “Concurrent session 6 – Enriching Communities: the value of public libraries in NSW”


  1. 1 Mylee Joseph March 12, 2009 at 1:16 am

    Cameron Morley spoke about the Enriching Communities research which you can find on the State Library of NSW website at http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/services/public_libraries/publications/docs/enriching_communities.pdf


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s





%d bloggers like this: