Report: Ohio Libraries Release “Return on Investment” Study
Ohioans average 7.5 library visits per year, the highest per-capita rate in the country and 51 percent above the national average, according to new research by Columbus-based analyst Howard Fleeter.
The 77 percent of Ohio residents holding a library card ranks behind only Minnesota and is well above the 55 percent national average.
Analyzing 2013 data from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, Fleeter also concluded that Ohio’s cost per library transaction of $2.88 ranks 41st highest in the nation, 68 cents below the national average.
Read the Complete Article
The complete return-on-investment study by the Ohio Library Council is available here. (12 pages; PDF)
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.