Measuring for results, the dimensions of public library effectiveness / Joseph R. Matthews. (Record no. 56208)

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020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 1591581001
082 ## - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 027.6
Item number M2M3
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Personal name Matthews, Joseph R.
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Title Measuring for results, the dimensions of public library effectiveness / Joseph R. Matthews.
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. (IMPRINT)
Place of publication, distribution, etc Westport, Conn.
Name of publisher, distributor, etc Libraries Unlimited
Date of publication, distribution, etc 2004.
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent xi, 240 p., ill. ; 24 cm.
500 ## - GENERAL NOTE
General note Includes bibliographical references and index.
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc Librarians have historically relied on the perceived value or goodness of the public library as a means to garner financial support. Yet it is now becoming apparent that public libraries must demonstrate, using an acceptable methodology, the economic value of the library and its services. A compendium of valuable information about the research and literature surrounding this issue of demonstration, this book reviews the various approaches that have been used in assessing the public library's value.

Matthews suggests methods for a library to develop better means of communicating with their funding decision-makers and other stakeholders. By analyzing input, process, and output measures, and combining these with measures of the economic and social benefits produced by the library, he offers a portfolio of approaches that enable today's librarian to both measure effectiveness and to communicate its value to its stakeholders―the communities it serves.

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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Public libraries - Evaluation
9 (RLIN) 57108
650 ## - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Public libraries - United States - Evaluation
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650 ## - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Organizational effectiveness - Measurement.
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