About MtM

About MtM

Thousands of public libraries diligently contribute to data collection efforts each year- participating in one-time, periodic and annual surveys at the behest of a variety of organizations – state library administrative agencies, university researchers and professional associations.  The results are used to create national composites that describe library use, organization health and impact.  But, there is no overarching national plan for the collection, storage, use and dissemination of public library data and service outcomes that equitably engages all stakeholders, validates the purpose and value of public libraries, and provides learning opportunities on the value and use of this data to librarians and library staff.


Members of the project Working Group:
Kendall Wiggin, Connecticut State Library; President, COSLA
Stacey Aldrich, State Librarian, Hawaii State Public Library System
Kurt Kiefer, State Librarian, Division for Libraries, Technology & Community Learning, Wisconsin Dept of Public Instruction
Jennifer R. Nelson, Director/State Librarian, Minnesota Dept of Education, State Library Services
Annie Norman, Director and State Librarian, Delaware Division of Library Services
Timothy Cherubini, COSLA Executive Director

Members of the Measures that Matter Advisory Committee:
John Bertot, University of Maryland, College Park 
Larra Clark, ALA Office for Information Technology Policy
Mike Crandall, University of Washington Information School
Denise Davis, Allen County Public Library (IN)
Vailey Oehlke, Multnomah County Library (OR)
Lee Rainie, Pew Research
Kathy Rosa, ALA Library and Research Center

Read the Press Release announcing Measures that Matter.
Project NarrativeLogic Model

Toward Accountability