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New: Capture Library Contributions to Sustainable Development Goals with Project Outcome
March 2023: new feature, resource, and webinar
Highlights of Funding Collaboration Between NNLM PSR and the Public Library Association on Project Outcome Activities
Project Outcome for Academic Libraries
Announcement from the Association of College and Research Libraries
Meaningful Measures | Assessment
National initiatives step into the gap on the urgent need to capture outcomes
PLA partners with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for free webinar on financial literacy and outcomes
What is the Purpose-Based Library?
Every so often a new phrase, buzzword, or philosophy about library service comes along and throws a different light on what we do, and how we do it. There’s been a lot of talk and interest in “the purpose-based library” recently. What’s that all about?
PLA’s Project Outcome creates webinar partnership with Edge and Impact Survey to support library assessment needs
In an effort to better support library’s assessment needs, the Public Library Association’s (PLA) Project Outcome has partnered with the Urban Libraries Council’s (ULC) Edge Initiative and the University of Washington’s Impact Survey to host a webinar, Measurement Matters: Using Edge, Project Outcome, and the Impact Survey to Assess and Improve Community Outcomes, on September 8, 2016, 1:00 – 2:00 PM Central.
Project Outcome hits milestone of 10,000 patron surveys
Project Outcome has aggregated approximately 11,000 patron surveys within its online system. This milestone comes before the one-year anniversary of Project Outcome’s official launch on June 26, 2015. Project Outcome will continue providing even more ways for libraries to collect patron outcomes by launching its new follow-up surveys during a preconference workshop, June 24, 2016, at ALA Annual in Orlando.
How To Reduce Scrap Learning In Training: Take It From Librarians, We Know Scrap When We See It
See how eLearning Industry contributing author, Emily Schaber, Certification Program Director at Indiana State Library, incorporates Project Outcome into the customer component of library scrapping.
Project Outcome - Looking Back, Looking Forward
Carolyn Anthony, Director Skokie (Ill.) Public Library, reflects on the first year of Project Outcome and what's to come in 2016.
Updated Summary Reports Now Available within Survey Portal
Updated statistics have been added to survey portal summary reports starting December 17, 2015
Project Outcome Now Featured on Global Libraries Public Library Advocacy
Visit Global Libraries Public Library Advocacy to learn more and see how Project Outcome works alongside other tools to help libraries use impact data for advocacy!
200 Public Libraries are Measuring Their True Impact through PLA’s Project Outcome
Since launching on June 26, the Public Library Association’s (PLA) Project Outcome has quickly met public library demand and desire for standardized performance measures by exceeding 200 library users in just six short months.
Moving Toward Outcomes
In the early stages of Project Outcome, the Direct of Skokie Public Library and Performance Measurement Task Force Leader, Carolyn Anthony, wrote an article about why outcome measurement is so important for the future of libraries. In this Public Libraries Online article, Anthony reminds readers that we must show more effectively that libraries are not only busy and efficiently run institutions, but that public libraries have multiple direct and indirect impacts on our communities.
30 Days of Teen Programming: Project Outcome & Field-Based Examples of Measuring Outcomes of Young Adult Services
Deputy Director of Skokie Public Library, Richard Kong, wrote a guest blog post for the Young Adult Library Services Association, in which Kong discusses the use of evidence-based outcome measurement as a means of developing meaningful programs for young people and Skokie Public Library's pilot testing of Project Outcome surveys.
Project Outcome Launch – Seven Surveys to Measure Impact
The Public Library Association’s online magazine, Public Libraries Online, published a blog post written by Performance Measurement Task Force Member, Rebecca Teasdale. In this compelling article, Teasdale writes about her research involvement with the Task Force and the development process that created the Project Outcome surveys.