Valuing libraries: the launch of the Library Dividend report

ALIA was delighted to be involved yesterday with the launch of the State Library of Queensland’s commissioned study The Library Dividend: A guide to the socio-economic value of Queensland’s Public Libraries. The launch was held in conjunction with the Queensland Public Libraries Association event Libraries… the fourth ‘R’.

The study explores the value of public libraries in Queensland. It finds that for every $100 invested by local government and state government, Queensland public libraries deliver $230 dollars worth of value to their communities. It also found that nearly 50% of all Queenslanders are members of a public library and those who are not library users value what libraries offer.

To see the full report, please visit: The Library Dividend Summary Report - September 2012


Australian Library and Information Association: 
Sue McKerracher, Executive Director 0404 456749

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is the professional association for the Australian library and information services sector. It seeks to empower the profession in the development, promotion and delivery of quality library and information services to the nation, through leadership, advocacy and mutual support. ALIA represents the interest of 6,000 members, the profession and Australia's 12 million library users.

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Wednesday 19 September 2012 9:00am