February 23, 2018

HI to Study Libraries’ Economic Impact

By LJ Staff

The Hawaii State Public Library System is spending $98,000 to study the impact of libraries on business, economic development, and tourism. “Clearly, this is a way of getting the library’s image and the services that we provide that a lot of people don’t know about to our public and also to our potential funders,” state Librarian Virginia Lowell told the local press. The study will also be used to foster partnerships with other state and private agencies.