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New to Project Outcome? View this on-demand webinar recording to learn about everything the toolkit has to offer. Learn how to measure meaningful learning outcomes at your library and how Project Outcome can help at every step in the process, from administering surveys to presenting the results.

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Auburn Public Library, Alabama and Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Kansas have used the Family Engagement Framework and Project Outcome to inspire and evaluate their family engagement programs. Read about how they learned the value of building close partnerships and working to make continuous improvements to better serve families in their communities.

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What is Project Outcome?

We help libraries understand and share the true impact of their services and programs with simple surveys and an easy-to-use process to measure and analyze outcomes. Project Outcome is a free toolkit offering libraries access to training, data analytics, and standardized surveys that measure outcomes in key library service areas:

Service Areas

Civic community engagement service area

Civic/Community Engagement

Services to inform, enrich, preserve, and promote community engagement, ranging from government issues to recreational activities. Examples include: Cultural Activities, Government Services, or Civic Engagement services and programs.

Digital learning purple service area

Digital Learning

Services to access technology, build technology-related skills and confidence, and make beneficial use of digital resources and services to meet patron needs. Examples include: Technology Usage Skills, Internet Education, or Computer Education services and programs.

Early literacy service area

Early Childhood Literacy

Services to improve early literacy and learning skills to prepare children ages 0-5 for school. Examples include: Storytime, Parenting/Child Development, or Every Child Ready to Read services and programs.

Economic development service area

Economic Development

Services to improve business start-up and development skills. Examples include: Business Development or Starting Your Own Business services and programs.

Education lifelong learning service area

Education/Lifelong Learning

Services to gain and impart new knowledge and skills, improve academic performance, and engage in a variety of lifelong learning activities. Examples include: Book Club Reviews, Author Discussions, Education Classes or Labs, or Bookmobile services and programs.

Health service area

Health

Services to improve the health of patrons and their families. Examples include: healthy cooking, healthcare information, exercise, or health and wellness services and programs.

Job skills service area

Job Skills

Services to improve the skills needed to find and apply for jobs and advance careers. Examples include: resume help, job fairs, or job search services and programs.

Summer reading service area

Summer Reading

Services to provide fun, engaging, and continuous reading opportunities throughout the summer and limit learning gaps for school-aged children. Examples include: Summer Reading for Adults, Teens, and Children.