ALA Preconference: Project Outcome: Data for Impact & Improvement

June 23, 2023 Chicago, IL 01:00 PM

Project Outcome: Data for Impact and Improvement

ALA 2023 Annual Conference
Chicago, IL
Friday, June 23, 2023
1:00PM -4:00PM
Event Code: PLA2


This interactive pre-conference workshop is designed to help public library professionals successfully evaluate their libraries’ programs and services using Project Outcome. The first half of the workshop covers strategies for identifying community needs, setting goals, measuring outcomes, and administering surveys. In the second half of the workshop, participants will learn how to analyze data and take action with results, and hear about how other libraries have made the most of their data. Throughout the workshop participants will work to develop an implementation plan that they can put into action at their libraries.


This workshop is intended for all public library staff and administrators who are interested in making improvements to the library’s programs and services. The workshop and focus on Project Outcome is particularly relevant to those who interact directly with library users and those who conduct evaluations. Attendees are not expected to have any data expertise or previous experience with Project Outcome. Prior to the workshop, we recommend that participants register for Project Outcome ( and review basic materials in the toolkit.


Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand what outcome measurement is and how it relates to other types of impact measurement
  • Identify strategies for aligning outcome measurement with community needs and library goals
  • Use the Project Outcome toolkit to administer surveys, analyze results, and create reports
  • Discuss challenges and strategies for effective outcome measurement
  • Take action with outcome data
  • Understand how other libraries have used Project Outcome
  • Leave the workshop with a plan to successfully implement Project Outcome at your library


Ticketed Event Rates

Early: $149  |  Advance: $149  |  Standard: $199

Other Member:
Early: $149  |  Advance: $149  |  Standard: $199

Early: $199  |  Advance: $199  |  Standard: $249

PLA Member Discount:
Early: $119  |  Advance: $119  |  Standard: $149



Register for ALA Annual Conference. Early registration rates are available through March 31. Advance registration is available through June 16. Information about ticketed events is available here.