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1 CREATE. DELIVER. MEASURE.

2 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?

3 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? BOOKS

4 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? Americans that describe themselves as readers 73% How Libraries Stack Up (OCLC)

5 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? IMAGINATION

6 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? "At the moment that we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold, that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better." -- President Barack Obama

7 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? LEARNING

8 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? "Books educate us about art and politics and people and ideas. -- Author Elizabeth Berg

9 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? KNOWLEDGE

10 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation. -- Walter Cronkite

11 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? EXPERTISE

12 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? People who say that librarians add value to the search process 83% Perceptions of Libraries, 2010 (OCLC)

13 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? SUCCESS

14 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? Access to books helps children overcome the effects of poverty.

15 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? OPPORTUNITY

16 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? Number of times per month business owners get help from the library 2.8 million How Libraries Stack Up (OCLC)

17 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? ADVOCACY

18 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? Libraries can play a range of roles to empower citizens as civic agents… -- Nancy Kranich

19 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? E-BOOKS

20 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? E-books are the fastest growing category of items circulated by public libraries State of America's Libraries (ALA)

21 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? VALUE

22 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? The top reason for increased library use in 2010 was to save money. Perceptions of Libraries, 2010 (OCLC)

23 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? INFORMATION

24 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? "Today's librarian is a well- trained, technology-savvy, information expert who can enrich the learning process of any library user… -- American Library Association

25 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? FAMILY FUN

26 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? Americans have a library card 2 out of 3 How Libraries Stack Up (OCLC)

27 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? ENTERTAINMENT

28 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? Americans visit the library six times more often than we attend live sport events. How Libraries Stack Up (OCLC)

29 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? VIDEOS

30 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? Number of DVDs borrowed from the library EVERY DAY 2.1 million How Libraries Stack Up (OCLC)

31 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? COMMUNITY

32 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? So what are the needs that patrons bring to a branch library? The answer can be summarized in one word: community. -- Ambrose Thompson

33 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? PARTICIPATION

34 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? People who say libraries are places of opportunity for education, self-help, and free access to all 90% Making Cities Stronger (Urban Libraries Council)

35 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? BUSINESS

36 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? Public libraries build a communitys capacity for economic activity and resiliency. Making Cities Stronger (Urban Libraries Council)

37 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? PLACE

38 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? Number of people who use meeting or conference rooms at their library 225,000 How Libraries Stack Up (OCLC)

39 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? DESIGN

40 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? The library is more than a place for books. Its a place for people and a place for the community. -- American Libraries

41 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? RESEARCH

42 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? Public libraries that are the ONLY point of free online access for people without internet connections at home, school or work. 70% Perceptions of Libraries, 2010 (OCLC)

43 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? LITERACY

44 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? Libraries that offer early literacy programs 90% Making Cities Stronger (Urban Libraries Council)

45 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? JOBS

46 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? Number of people EVERY DAY who get job-seeking help at their library 300,000 How Libraries Stack Up (OCLC)

47 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? TECHNOLOGY

48 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? Number of people EVERY DAY who attend computer training classes at their library 14,700 How Libraries Stack Up (OCLC)

49 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? DEMOCRACY

50 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the Earth as the Free Public Library... --Andrew Carnegie

51 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? Voters who say that they will definitely support the library at the ballot box 37% From Awareness to Funding (OCLC)

52 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? Awakening and reinforcing the transformational value of the library is the most important factor in increasing library funding support. From Awareness to Funding (OCLC)

53 WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY? People who say that their library advertises its services. 17% From Awareness to Funding (OCLC)

54 What does your library mean to your community? How do you make that stronger? How do you communicate your value? Be

55 Coming Soon! Available mid-2012 Sign up at for updates From the team who created: View References and Credits

56 References and Credits American Democracy Project. (2011). Interview with Nancy Kranich on Libraries and Democracy. Retrieved from American Library Association. (2012). ALA Library Fact Sheet 6. Retrieved from American Library Association. (2011) State of America's Libraries Report. Retrieved from Carlos A Manjarrez Jessica Cigna, B. B. (2007). Making Cities Stronger: Public Library Contributions to Local Economic Development. (T. U. L. Council, Ed.). Urban Libraries Council. Retrieved from De, R. C., Cantrell, J., Carlson, M., Gallagher, M., Hawk, J., Sturtz, C., Gauder, B.,... OCLC. (2011). Perceptions of libraries, 2010: Context and community : a report to the OCLC membership. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC. De, R. C., Johnson, J., & OCLC. (2008). From awareness to funding: A study of library support in America : a report to the OCLC membership. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC. Krashen, Stephen. Protecting Students Against the Effects of Poverty: Libraries. New England Reading Association Journal (January, 2011). Retrieved on September 2, 2011, from Landgraf, Greg. (2011). Library Design Showcase 2011: Community Living Rooms. Retrieved from OCLC. (2010). How Libraries Stack Up: OCLC Reports. Retrieved from Thompson, Amrose. (2010), Library as Community: A Physical Vision of the Branch Library. Retrieved from Thanks to the following Flickr members who shared their photos under the Creative Commons license: Sutherland Shire Libraries, Timberland Regional Library, Utah State Library, Allen Co Public Library, Dartmouth College Library, MissSophieMac, Fairfax Library Foundation, Lester Public Library, UTS Library, Fairfax Library Foundation, WA State Library, Matt McGee, ell brown, Nancy Dowd, Princeton Public library, American Library Association, WA State Library


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