November webinar to focus on using data to increase community impact of library programs
For Immediate Release
Public Library Association (PLA)
CHICAGO – Are your library's programs and services maximized to address the needs of the community you serve? This month, the Public Library Association (PLA) is partnering with the Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) to present a webinar on using data to understand the needs of the community and measure the impact of library programs in addressing these needs. The webinar will be held from 1-2 p.m. Central Time on Thursday, November 30.
In this interactive webinar, participants will use a hypothetical case study to analyze data, identify community needs, prioritize outcomes, and measure impact. At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will:
- Be able to identify available sources of data about their community;
- Be able to apply strategies for analyzing data to inform how the library can better serve its community;
- Know how to align Project Outcome with community needs; and
- Understand how outcomes data help measure the impact of programs and services.
Participation is free, but registration is required and space is limited. Click here to register, or for more information on this webinar.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.