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PLA releases first Project Outcome Annual Report

The Public Library Association (PLA) has launched the first Project Outcome Annual Report. Access the 2016 Annual Report to analyze survey results, learn what patrons benefited from most, and see what Project Outcome and participating libraries did in the first year to make Project Outcome a success.

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Learn how to easily measure your patron outcomes and community impact in free PLA webinar

The Public Library Association (PLA) will be introducing libraries to its latest field-driven initiative, Project Outcome, through a free webinar, Outcome Measurement Made Easy with PLA’s Project Outcome, on January 12, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. Central. 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. (Read more...)

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Quantifying the Impact of Business Services Using Project Outcome

Serving as the Business Librarian for Loveland Public Library is extremely rewarding. My clients are typically entrepreneurs or new business owners, so they wear many hats and face new issues on a weekly basis. To understand these challenges, I meet with the client, learn about their endeavor, and discuss what information might help them start or grow their business. Then, I provide customized research and training on the library's business databases.


Business clients are grateful for the help and amazed by the information that is available on library databases and reliable internet sites. It's great work, and I believe it helps contribute to the strong local economy of thriving small businesses and artists in Loveland and the surrounding area. At the same time, gratefulness is hard to measure and quantify, so I find myself with more clients every year but a constant number of hours in which to do the work. (Read more...)