Public Library Data and Performance Measures

Evaluation and data analysis can be overwhelming. This resource is intended to raise awareness of data-related resources useful to public libraries, and to assist library staff from all levels in a variety of decision making moments. It was developed by the Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment Committee of the Public Library Association (MEAC).

This site is intended as a starting point and is not an exhaustive list of all data resources that are relevant to libraries. The primary focus is on public libraries in the United States. If you have questions or suggestions for the site, contact Sara Goek, PLA Program Manager.