How do Libraries Evaluate Social Value? A Review of the Research Literature

 

Our Literature Review on evaluating the social value of libraries has arrived!

As new Prime Minster Boris Johnson recently said, libraries are part of the ‘vital social and cultural infrastructure‘ that makes our communities vibrant places to live and work.  But how can libraries learn to evaluate this important but hard-to-measure impact in all its diversity and richness?    Download our report to find out what the academic literature reveals on the means by which libraries in the UK and elsewhere are choosing to assess and evidence their ‘social value’.

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