Give us a dollar, we’ll give you back four

Your public library is in competition with a lot of other agencies for money–-city, county, district, even state. You want your library to sustain its current services and expand them in the future. You know you get a lot of bang for your buck, but how do you show that to the people who hold the purse strings? Walt Crawford, author of “Give Us a Dollar and We’ll Give You Back Four,” has compiled, analyzed, and organized library funding and service data from all around the United States. Using a custom study for the public library systems in OR & WA, Walt will discuss the research methodology and the results, and how our libraries compare with libraries across the country. The custom study will be available in PDF format.