Free PLA webinar to learn how to successfully roll out Project Outcome in your library

January 25, 2017

Original Press Release

Wed, 01/25/2017


Samantha Lopez
Project Coordinator
Public Library Association (PLA)

CHICAGO – Join the Public Library Association (PLA) to learn how you can successfully roll out its latest outcome measurement initiative in your library. How to Successfully Roll Out Project Outcome in Your Library will be held on February 23 at 1:00 p.m. Central. Registration is free but space is limited.


Many libraries have heard about Project Outcome and are ready to get started. But what does it take to successfully implement Project Outcome in your library? This webinar will cover good practices for on-boarding staff, building internal support, and organizing your data collection team. Learn some of the steps libraries have taken early on to launch Project Outcome and spark support for outcome measurement, whether in a single library or an entire system. This webinar will feature two Project Outcome users who will share their success stories and lessons learned. All participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their own experiences.


At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will:

  • Be able to identify key steps in successfully implementing outcome measurement, as outlined in the Project Outcome road map;
  • Understand good practices and strategies for on-boarding staff, building internal support, and organizing their data collection team; and
  • Know how other libraries have successfully implemented Project Outcome and how to access additional resources for support, including the Project Outcome Community of Practice.


This webinar is free and open to everyone interested in outcome measurement. If you would like to enroll in Project Outcome in advance of the webinar, visit  


Project Outcome is a FREE online toolkit offering an innovative and easy-to-use platform for public libraries to measure the impact of their programs and services. Staff are able to easily measure patron outcomes using the field-tested surveys, quickly analyze their data using ready-made reports and interactive data dashboards, and take action using the results. To learn more about Project Outcome, view the latest introductory webinar, Outcome Measurement Made Easy with PLA’s Project Outcome, or visit the 2016 Annual Report.


The Public Library Association (PLA) is the largest association dedicated to supporting the unique and evolving needs of public library professionals. Founded in 1944, PLA serves nearly 9,000 members in public libraries large and small in communities across the United States and Canada, with a growing presence around the world. PLA strives to help its members shape the essential institution of public libraries by serving as an indispensable ally for public library leaders. For more information about PLA, visit