Be among the first group of libraries to implement PLA’s new performance measures

For Immediate Release
Tue, 02/10/2015


Kara O'Keefe

Manager, Membership Marketing



CHICAGO — Join the Public Library Association (PLA) for the Performance Measures Launch preconference on Friday, June 26, at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. PLA will convene representatives from up to 50 public libraries and train them on the use of performance measurement surveys and how to interpret and use the data to improve the efficacy of and support for their programs over time.

Library leaders from PLA’s Performance Measurement Task Force (PMTF) will kick off the session by describing their experience in pilot-testing seven core performance measures. 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.

Because this preconference is not a stand-alone event, attendees will be expected to administer the surveys in their libraries, report results to an online portal, utilize support tools to implement results for activities such as planning and advocacy and participate in a community of practice.

Registration for the Performance Measures Launch preconference is free to representatives from up to 50 public libraries. Interested libraries must apply and be accepted to participate. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Pacific on Friday, Feb. 20. ALA Annual Conference registration is not required to attend.

For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext.5PLA, or

The Public Library Association (PLA) is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.