Project Outcome Enrollment Workshop: Simple Tools to Measure our True Impact on the People We Serve
Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Colorado Convention Center, Room 401-404
At this preconference, PLA will convene public libraries representatives and introduce them to Project Outcome and how it helps them measure the impact of their services. Library leaders from PLA’s Project Outcome Task Force will kick off the session by describing their experience in pilot-testing outcome measurement in seven core service areas. Attendees will learn how to deploy outcome measures in their libraries, collect and use resulting data, and leverage the project support network to ensure successful adoption.
From 1:00-2:00 PM, PLA will hold an optional in-depth enrollment session, walking preconference participants through how to set up their accounts in a step-by-step presentation with ample time for Q&A. Lunch will be provided for these participants.
At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Know how to enroll in Project Outcome and understand the resources available to them. 2: Know how to administer the surveys and report findings to the Project Outcome portal. 3: Be able to select which surveys to use base an strategic planning needs and goals.
The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 2: People with some knowledge, who want to increase their understanding.
Tags: Advocacy, Assessment and Evaluation, Organizational Change, Programming/Services, Strategic Planning
Skokie Public Library, Skokie, IL
Carolyn Anthony is Director of the Skokie Public Library, Illinois. She was President of the Public Library Association 2013-2014, initiating the development of easy-to-use Outcome Measures that could be widely adopted by public libraries throughout the U.S. She has also been involved in leadership development in PLA and was instrumental in the design and implementation of the PLA Leadership Institute. She is the public library Co-Chair of the Digital Content Working Group (DCWG).
Denise Davis, Deputy Library Director
Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, CA
Denise Davis is the Deputy Library Director of Sacramento Public Library and has contributed to the library profession with more than 30 years of library experience, as well as directing research at the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science and the American Library Association's Office for Research and Statistics. Denise chairs the Public Library Association (PLA) Performance Measures Task Force.
Crystal Schimpf, Training Consultant
Kixal, LLC, Florence, CO
Crystal Schimpf is both librarian and trainer with a passion for technology. As founder of Kixal, she develops interactive training to help library staff learn on the topics of digital literacy, advocacy, and storytelling. She has delivered engaging presentations for library staff in California, Colorado, Florida, Washington, and Wisconsin and at conferences nationwide.