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CREATE. DELIVER. MEASURE.
WHAT DOESYOUR LIBRARYMEAN TOYOUR COMMUNITY?
BOOKSWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
73%    Americans that describe    themselves as “readers”    How Libraries Stack Up (OCLC)WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO Y...
IMAGINATIONWHAT 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,...
LEARNINGWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
"Books educate us about    art and politics and people    and ideas.”    -- Author Elizabeth BergWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY ME...
KNOWLEDGEWHAT 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 Cro...
EXPERTISEWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
83%    People who say that librarians    add value to the search process    Perceptions of Libraries, 2010 (OCLC)WHAT DOES...
SUCCESSWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
Access to books helps    children overcome the    effects of poverty.WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
OPPORTUNITYWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
2.8 million    Number of times per month    business owners get help from    the library    How Libraries Stack Up (OCLC)W...
ADVOCACYWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
“Libraries can play a    range of roles to    empower citizens as    civic agents…”    -- Nancy KranichWHAT DOES YOUR LIBR...
E-BOOKSWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
E-books are the fastest    growing category of    items circulated by    public libraries.    2011 State of Americas Libra...
VALUEWHAT 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)WHAT DOES Y...
INFORMATIONWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
"Todays librarian is a well-    trained, technology-    savvy, information expert who    can enrich the learning process  ...
FAMILY FUNWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
2 out of 3    Americans have a library card    How Libraries Stack Up (OCLC)WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
ENTERTAINMENTWHAT 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 (OCL...
VIDEOSWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
2.1 million    Number of DVDs borrowed from    the library EVERY DAY    How Libraries Stack Up (OCLC)WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRAR...
COMMUNITYWHAT 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:    commu...
PARTICIPATIONWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
90%    People who say libraries are    places of opportunity for    education, self-help, and free    access to all    Mak...
BUSINESSWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
Public libraries build a    community’s capacity for    economic activity and    resiliency.    Making Cities Stronger (Ur...
PLACEWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
225,000    Number of people who use    meeting or conference rooms at    their library    How Libraries Stack Up (OCLC)WHA...
DESIGNWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
The library is more than a place    for books. It’s a place for people    and a place for the community.    -- American Li...
RESEARCHWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
70%    Public libraries that are the ONLY point    of free online access for people    without internet connections at    ...
LITERACYWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
90%    Libraries that offer early literacy    programs    Making Cities Stronger (Urban Libraries Council)WHAT DOES YOUR L...
JOBSWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
300,000     Number of people EVERY DAY     who get job-seeking help at     their library     How Libraries Stack Up (OCLC)...
TECHNOLOGYWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
14,700     Number of people EVERY DAY     who attend computer training     classes at their library     How Libraries Stac...
DEMOCRACYWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
“There is not such a cradle     of democracy upon the     Earth as the Free Public     Library...”     --Andrew CarnegieWH...
Voters who say that they will    definitely support the library at    the ballot box     From Awareness to Funding (OCLC)W...
“Awakening and reinforcing  the transformational value of  the library is the most  important factor in increasing  librar...
17%    People who say that their library    advertises its services.    From Awareness to Funding (OCLC)WHAT DOES YOUR LIB...
What does your library mean    to your community?How do you make that stronger?   How do you communicate         your valu...
Coming Soon!            Available mid-2012Sign up at www.libraryaware.com for updates          From the team who created: ...
References and CreditsAmerican Democracy Project. (2011). Interview with Nancy Kranich on Libraries and Democracy . Retrie...
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  1. 1. CREATE. DELIVER. MEASURE.
  2. 2. WHAT DOESYOUR LIBRARYMEAN TOYOUR COMMUNITY?
  3. 3. BOOKSWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  4. 4. 73% Americans that describe themselves as “readers” How Libraries Stack Up (OCLC)WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  5. 5. IMAGINATIONWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  6. 6. "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 ObamaWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  7. 7. LEARNINGWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  8. 8. "Books educate us about art and politics and people and ideas.” -- Author Elizabeth BergWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  9. 9. KNOWLEDGEWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  10. 10. “Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” -- Walter CronkiteWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  11. 11. EXPERTISEWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  12. 12. 83% People who say that librarians add value to the search process Perceptions of Libraries, 2010 (OCLC)WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  13. 13. SUCCESSWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  14. 14. Access to books helps children overcome the effects of poverty.WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  15. 15. OPPORTUNITYWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  16. 16. 2.8 million Number of times per month business owners get help from the library How Libraries Stack Up (OCLC)WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  17. 17. ADVOCACYWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  18. 18. “Libraries can play a range of roles to empower citizens as civic agents…” -- Nancy KranichWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  19. 19. E-BOOKSWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  20. 20. E-books are the fastest growing category of items circulated by public libraries. 2011 State of Americas Libraries (ALA)WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  21. 21. VALUEWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  22. 22. The top reason for increased library use in 2010 was to save money. Perceptions of Libraries, 2010 (OCLC)WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  23. 23. INFORMATIONWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  24. 24. "Todays librarian is a well- trained, technology- savvy, information expert who can enrich the learning process of any library user…” -- American Library AssociationWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  25. 25. FAMILY FUNWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  26. 26. 2 out of 3 Americans have a library card How Libraries Stack Up (OCLC)WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  27. 27. ENTERTAINMENTWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  28. 28. Americans visit the library six times more often than we attend live sport events. How Libraries Stack Up (OCLC)WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  29. 29. VIDEOSWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  30. 30. 2.1 million Number of DVDs borrowed from the library EVERY DAY How Libraries Stack Up (OCLC)WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  31. 31. COMMUNITYWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  32. 32. “So what are the needs that patrons bring to a branch library? The answer can be summarized in one word: community.” -- Ambrose ThompsonWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  33. 33. PARTICIPATIONWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  34. 34. 90% People who say libraries are places of opportunity for education, self-help, and free access to all Making Cities Stronger (Urban Libraries Council)WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  35. 35. BUSINESSWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  36. 36. Public libraries build a community’s capacity for economic activity and resiliency. Making Cities Stronger (Urban Libraries Council)WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  37. 37. PLACEWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  38. 38. 225,000 Number of people who use meeting or conference rooms at their library How Libraries Stack Up (OCLC)WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  39. 39. DESIGNWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  40. 40. The library is more than a place for books. It’s a place for people and a place for the community. -- American LibrariesWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  41. 41. RESEARCHWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  42. 42. 70% Public libraries that are the ONLY point of free online access for people without internet connections at home, school or work. Perceptions of Libraries, 2010 (OCLC)WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  43. 43. LITERACYWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  44. 44. 90% Libraries that offer early literacy programs Making Cities Stronger (Urban Libraries Council)WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  45. 45. JOBSWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  46. 46. 300,000 Number of people EVERY DAY who get job-seeking help at their library How Libraries Stack Up (OCLC)WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  47. 47. TECHNOLOGYWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  48. 48. 14,700 Number of people EVERY DAY who attend computer training classes at their library How Libraries Stack Up (OCLC)WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  49. 49. DEMOCRACYWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  50. 50. “There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the Earth as the Free Public Library...” --Andrew CarnegieWHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  51. 51. Voters who say that they will definitely support the library at the ballot box From Awareness to Funding (OCLC)WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  52. 52. “Awakening and reinforcing the transformational value of the library is the most important factor in increasing library funding support.” From Awareness to Funding (OCLC)WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  53. 53. 17% People who say that their library advertises its services. From Awareness to Funding (OCLC)WHAT DOES YOUR LIBRARY MEAN TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
  54. 54. What does your library mean to your community?How do you make that stronger? How do you communicate your value? Be
  55. 55. Coming Soon! Available mid-2012Sign up at www.libraryaware.com for updates From the team who created: View References and Credits
  56. 56. References and CreditsAmerican Democracy Project. (2011). Interview with Nancy Kranich on Libraries and Democracy . Retrieved fromhttp://adpaascu.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/interview-with-nancy-kranich-on-libraries-and-democracy/American Library Association. (2012). ALA Library Fact Sheet 6. Retrieved fromhttp://www.ala.org/tools/libfactsheets/alalibraryfactsheet06American Library Association. (2011). 2011 State of Americas Libraries Report. Retrieved fromhttp://www.ala.org/news/mediapresscenter/americaslibrariesCarlos A Manjarrez Jessica Cigna, B. B. (2007). Making Cities Stronger: Public Library Contributions to Local EconomicDevelopment. (T. U. L. Council, Ed.). Urban Libraries Council. Retrieved fromhttp://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=1001075&renderforprint=1De, 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 OCLCmembership. 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 “http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_7670/is_201101/ai_n57242411/Landgraf, Greg. (2011). Library Design Showcase 2011: Community Living Rooms. Retrieved fromhttp://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/content/library-design-showcase-2011-community-living-roomsOCLC. (2010). How Libraries Stack Up: 2010. OCLC Reports. Retrieved from http://www.oclc.org/reports/stackup/Thompson, Amrose. (2010), Library as Community: A Physical Vision of the Branch Library. Retrieved fromhttp://www.nypl.org/blog/2010/10/13/library-community-physical-vision-branch-libraryThanks to the following Flickr members who shared their photos under the Creative Commons license: Sutherland ShireLibraries, Timberland Regional Library, Utah State Library, Allen Co Public Library, Dartmouth CollegeLibrary, MissSophieMac, Fairfax Library Foundation, Lester Public Library, UTS Library, Fairfax Library Foundation, WA StateLibrary, Matt McGee, ell brown, Nancy Dowd, Princeton Public library, American Library Association, WA State Library
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