July webinar looks at past and future of PLA's performance measurement program

For Immediate Release
Tue, 07/11/2017


Laurence Deutsch

Manager, Communications

Public Library Association (PLA)


CHICAGO – Project Outcome, the Public Library Association’s performance-measurement program for public libraries, has been in existence for two years, and PLA is offering a free webinar to help libraries understand where the program has been and where it is headed. This webinar, Project Outcome 2-Year Updates and Discussion, will overview the last two years of Project Outcome’s development and provide updates on the latest participation numbers, outcome data metrics, library stories, and Task Force work. PLA will also discuss its plans for the remainder of the grant period and management of Project Outcome in the future.

Project Outcome is a free online toolkit designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of their programs and services by providing simple surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes. Libraries can use the collected outcome data to evaluate programming, inform internal and external decision-making, support strategic planning, and more. 

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will:

  • Know how Project Outcome has developed over the last two years;
  • Understand how other libraries are implementing the surveys and what the outcome data results looks like; and
  • Know how Project Outcome will continue to serve the library field in the future.

The webinar will be held from 1-2 p.m. Central Time on Thursday, July 20 Participation is free, but registration is required and space is limited. Click here to register, or for more information on this webinar

About PLA
The Public Library Association (PLA) is the largest association dedicated to supporting the unique and evolving needs of public library professionals. Founded in 1944, PLA serves nearly 9,000 members in public libraries large and small in communities across the United States and Canada, with a growing presence around the world. PLA strives to help its members shape the essential institution of public libraries by serving as an indispensable ally for public library leaders. For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext.5PLA, or pla@ala.org.