Welcome to Measures that Matter
Organized by the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Measures that Matter initiative began in 2016 to help coordinate a field-wide conversation around library data collection with the aim to develop and implement a related action plan. The project’s intention is to examine, evaluate, map and develop the landscape of public library data collection in the United States with key library stakeholder groups for a more coordinated approach to the collection of public library data nationally.
Measures that Matter’s work has benefited from the participation of many individuals and library organizations and has resulted in various reports and research accessible under the “Resources” tab. While most work was placed on hold during 2020-2021, “MtM” is moving forward and in Fall of 2022 will release results of a research effort to provide insights into how to measure library activities related to workforce and business development.