Evaluating public libraries: A value-based approach

Project: PhD Project

Project Details


The purpose of the project “Evaluating public libraries” is to design a value-based evaluation model for future assessment of public libraries. The research design aims to scrutinize known research in two comprehensive systematic literature reviews that investigates i) evidentially found values and ii) applied methods for assessing such values. With a basis in these, the project will provide an evidentially based evaluation model for assessing public libraries’ service design. In the last study within this project, the purpose is to validate the evaluation model.
Short titleEvaluating public libraries
Effective start/end date01/03/201928/02/2022


  • Library impact
  • evaluation methods
  • value assessment

Related Research Output

  • 1 Journal article

The values of public libraries: a systematic review of empirical studies of stakeholder perceptions

Sørensen, K. M., 2020, In : Journal of Documentation. 76, 4, p. 909-927

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    Related Activities

    • 1 Organisation or participation in workshops, courses or seminars

    The Value of libraries

    Kristian Møhler Sørensen (Participant)

    31. Oct 2019

    Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses or seminars