Bring ACRL’s Project Outcome for Academic Libraries Workshop to Your Conference

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Project Outcome logoAre you interested in measuring learning outcomes to drive change, make data-informed decisions, and demonstrate the impact of programs and services at your library? ACRL is offering you the opportunity to bring an expert trainer to your conference or event to facilitate a free workshop on implementing outcome measurement using Project Outcome for Academic Libraries.

What is Project Outcome?

The soon-to-be-launched Project Outcome for Academic Libraries is a free online toolkit designed to help academic libraries assess and communicate the impact of essential library programs and services. Based on the model developed by the Public Library Association (PLA), Project Outcome provides simple surveys and tools for measuring and analyzing outcomes, including interactive data dashboards. Users also have access to the resources and training support needed to use their results and confidently assert the value of their academic library. The standardized surveys allow libraries to aggregate their outcome data and analyze trends over time by service area and program type. Libraries can also benchmark their outcomes against other users’ aggregated results by Carnegie class and nationwide. ACRL’s Project Outcome for Academic Libraries launches in April 2019 and is free for all academic and research libraries in the United States and internationally.

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The Project Outcome for Academic Libraries surveys measure these service areas.

For more information about the process of developing and testing these surveys, see this previous post on ACRL Insider.

How can I schedule a workshop?

Between April 2019 and summer 2020, ACRL is offering free Project Outcome for Academic Libraries workshops (1 hour or half-day) to ACRL chapters, consortia, or state/regional library association conferences. ACRL will schedule workshops on a first-come first-served basis dependent on presenter availability, and will cover costs for the presenter’s travel, lodging, and workshop materials. Conference organizers should provide the workshop space, AV equipment and support, catering should they so choose, and wifi access for presenters and participants. Typically we need a minimum of two months lead time to schedule a workshop.

If you are interested in bringing a workshop to your event, please read the descriptions and further information available here and contact Sara Goek (sgoek@ala.org) to start the process.