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Free PLA webinar to learn how to successfully roll out Project Outcome in your library
Measuring the Impact of Public Libraries
Learn how to easily measure your patron outcomes and community impact in free PLA webinar
PLA releases first Project Outcome Annual Report
Quantifying the Impact of Business Services Using Project Outcome
What is the Purpose-Based Library?
PLA’s Project Outcome creates webinar partnership with Edge and Impact Survey to support library assessment needs
Why Outcomes Matter: An Update on PLA's "Project Outcome"
The State of America's Libraries: A Report from the American Library Association
PLA’s Project Outcome launches new performance measures at ALA Annual
Project Outcome hits milestone of 10,000 patron surveys
How To Reduce Scrap Learning In Training: Take It From Librarians, We Know Scrap When We See It
Project Outcome - Looking Back, Looking Forward
Updated Summary Reports Now Available within Survey Portal
Project Outcome Now Featured on Global Libraries Public Library Advocacy
200 Public Libraries are Measuring Their True Impact through PLA’s Project Outcome
ALA Launches "Libraries Transform" Campaign
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Supporting Student Success
Outcomes, Impacts, and Indicators
2015 Oregon Public Library Needs Assessment
Learn How California Libraries Are Measuring Summer Reading Outcomes Statewide!
Moving Toward Outcomes
30 Days of Teen Programming: Project Outcome & Field-Based Examples of Measuring Outcomes of Young Adult Services
Project Outcome Launch – Seven Surveys to Measure Impact
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Project Outcome 11/01/16
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.
Project Outcome 12/15/16
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...)
Project Outcome 11/01/16
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...)