|Statement||a report to the director of the Public Library Inquiry.|
|Contributions||Social Science Research Council (U.S.). Public Library Inquiry.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||v, 3, 4 l., 238 p.|
|Number of Pages||238|
Whereas some European countries got bourgeois revolutions (in ), Britain got public libraries; the Public Libraries Act, which allowed local authorities to establish free public libraries, arrived on the statute book in In political terms, it was said that public libraries could make workers less hot-headed and more reasonable. The Public Library in the s: The Problems of Choice, by Lawrence J. White, Lexington, Mass.: Lexington Books, pp., $ On a . One of my earliest involvements with PLA was with the book, Output Measures for Public Libraries. 1 I recall the sense that we were developing new measures for a new era. Indeed it was a bold step to begin looking at what a public library delivers to its community rather than at the resources (budget, collection size, and building size. Many commentators write enthusiastically about libraries, especially public libraries, as the center of society. Brophy () suggests that “libraries are at the heart of social systems; they exist to serve the needs of people, to help them live, learn and develop and to act as part of the social glue which holds communities together.
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This free webinar is designed to teach participants how to administer Project Outcome surveys to measure outcomes for their library’s summer reading program. By successfully administering surveys, libraries are able to use the results to showcase program successes and influence future summer reading programs. In October , Impact Survey, a project of the University of Washington Information School (iSchool), launched its third release, the culmination of six years of work creating and refining a survey tool that empowers public libraries to easily evaluate how patrons use their services and also track the positive impact the library has on patrons’ lives. Straight from the library--the strange and bizarre, ready to be checked out! From a patron's missing wetsuit to the scent of crab cakes wafting through the stacks, I Work at a Public Library showcases the oddities that have come across Gina Sheridan's circulation desk. Throughout these pages, she catalogs her encounters with local eccentrics as well as the questions that pl/5(K). In fact, you may never have to visit the stacks at your friendly neighborhood book hangout again. New technologies are making long-distance library love a reality through ebooks. An estimated two-thirds of libraries across the U.S. offered ebooks in , and that's good news for lit lovers who embrace digital media [source: American Library.