Northern New York Library Network

Log Number: LG-250030-OLS-21

Northern New York Library Network, in partnership with the Arkansas, New York, South Carolina, and Texas State Libraries, will develop and test models of valuation for libraries to assess their impact on social well-being outcomes in their local communities. The research question at the center of the project; “What is the Tribal and public library’s measurable value to their local community?” This interdisciplinary research builds on prior assessment and valuation studies to establish a new approach: an evidence-based model of the effects libraries have within their communities measured in terms of well-being.