Minnesota Public Libraries Return on Investment Report Sessions

A statewide survey that reveals Minnesota’s support for public libraries

ublic-libraries.jpgThursday, February 23, 2012
St. Cloud Public Library
1300 West St. Germain Street St. Cloud, MN 56301
10 a.m. to Noon
Friday, February 24, 2012
Ramsey County Library — Roseville
2180 North Hamline Avenue Roseville, MN 55113
10 a.m. to Noon

Please join us to hear Jim Skurla, Director of the University of Minnesota-Duluth Labovitz School of Business and Economics Bureau of Business and Economic Research, present the findings of the Minnesota Public Libraries Return on Investment (ROI) report. Attendees will have two opportunities to hear the report findings — please feel free to attend one or both sessions listed below.
To register for this event, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ROI2012 by Tuesday, February 21, 2012 . Questions? Contact your regional library system.
The Return on Investment report was made possible with funds from the Arrowhead ROI grant from the IMLS, a federal agency that fosters innovation, leadership & a lifetime of learning, & State Library Services, the Minnesota state library agency, under the provisions of the Library Services & Technology Act.
Highlights of the presentation include the results of:
  • The total economic impact of library spending or expenditures
  • The total value of library services
  • The value of contributions Minnesotans are willing to make to continue the current level of library services
  • The dollar return on investment in public libraries, as funded


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