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Public libraries' contribution to Sustainable Development Goals: gathering evidences and evaluating practices

“The Project PLS aims to develop a Framework for Evaluating Public Libraries Contribution to SDGs and tailor it to Portuguese public libraries. As recommended by the report Worth their weight: an assessment of the evolving field of library valuation (Imholz & Arns, 2007), the project strategy intends to strengthen library advocacy efforts through evidence-based results and a comprehensive research agenda that promotes systematic valuation of libraries’ contributions, conceptual models and analytical tools to make a unified and full case for public libraries (Koufogiannakis & Brettle, 2016).


This paper aims to respond to these needs and, where possible, translate them into productive suggestions for future research and to ongoing strategies of evaluation alignment processes.”