Thursday, April 28, 2005

Public Libraries aren't just good for your mind; they're good for business!

I received this info on a library listserv:

"A couple of recent reports show that tax funds for public libraries are an excellent investment by the county and the state. Such taxes not only are worthwhile for the improvement of the quality of life of thecommunity, but also add directly to the community's prosperity. A recent examination of the benefits of public libraries in Florida show that public libraries return $6.54 for every dollar invested inthem, and one job is created in the county for every $6,448 that is spent on public libraries from public funding sources. See:http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/bld/roi/index.cfm
Another recent report from South Carolina show that half the businesses in the state use the library as a primary resource for business and research information; 3/4 of them said the public library contributed to their success and that not having a public library would have a negative impact on their business. Nearly half of the personal investors surveyed said that investment information from the public library definitely contributed to their financial well being.
See:http://www.libsci.sc.edu/SCEIS/home.htm."

Cool, huh? Now I just need a public library to hire me!

3 comments:

lydiecita said...

just wanted to let you know i'm thinking of you. there will be more substantial communication soon. love you!

lydiecita said...

Hey...
wedding thoughts...
does Matt play the organ? write organ music? (i bet you can guess where I'm going with this)
countdown 11 days til graduation, and then I can communicate with the world again...

lydiecita said...

not that I'm trying to monopolize the comments here, but something crazy...one of Amy's friends just recommended a website, and it turns out it was put together by Kristin Bryant and Jewly (Craig's friend) and Jess Devaney. I recommend you check it out. Fun stuff. http://www.noplainjane.org/contacts/default.htm