January Project Outcome webinar focuses on measuring outcomes from library partnerships

For Immediate Release
Wed, 01/17/2018


Laurence Deutsch

Manager, Communications

Public Library Association (PLA)


CHICAGO – This month, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a webinar intended to help libraries plan for collaborative outcome measurement when working with partner organizations. This webinar, Working with Partners: How to Plan for Collaborative Outcome Measurement, will be held 1 – 2 p.m. Central Time on Wednesday, Jan. 31. 

This webinar is the first in a series featuring Project Outcome’s Outcome Measurement Guidelines, designed to help guide and provide additional support for outcome-focused data collection. Future topics will outcome measures, implementing alternative data collection methods, and measuring outcomes over time. PLA's 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.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will:

  • Understand Project Outcome's Outcome Measurement Guidelines and how they help support libraries’ data collection efforts;
  • Know the benefits of collaborative partnerships and how other libraries are achieving success; and
  • Be able to apply the process for planning collaborative outcome measurement, including setting outcome-based goals, identifying which outcomes will best measure success and setting expectations for how the data will be used.

Click here to register or for more information.


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.