ERIC Number: EJ1063165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
What Is Your Library Worth? Extension Uses Public Value Workshops in Communities
Haskell, Jane E.; Morse, George W.
Journal of Extension, v53 n2 Article 2FEA1 Apr 2015
Public libraries are seeing flat or reduced funding even as demands for new services are increasing. Facing an identical problem, Extension developed a program to identify the indirect benefits to non-participants of Extension programs in order to encourage their public funding support. This educational approach was customized to public libraries and piloted with 15 libraries. Evaluations demonstrated that the approach was popular and effective in changing local practices. Strategies are shared for customizing Extension's public value program so that any public program can articulate short private and public value statements.
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Financial Support, Extension Education, Program Evaluation, Workshops, Public Sector, Private Sector, Partnerships in Education, Online Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Maine