These on-demand webinars are listed from most recent to oldest. See PLA On-Demand Webinars for general information about our on-demand webinars and a list of available topics.
PLA's field-driven initiative, Project Outcome, is a FREE online toolkit offering an innovative and easy-to-use platform for public libraries to measure the impact of their programs and services. For the first time, public libraries have access to an aggregated set of outcome measurement data and analysis tools they can use to affect change within their communities and beyond. This on-demand webinar provides an overview of the toolkit and examples of how libraries have been able to benefit from using Project Outcome.
Third in a series of three webinars designed to help library leaders and staff turn their Project Outcome results into action. This on-demand webinar builds upon previous sessions about good practices for communicating about data and developing effective messaging; it focuses on how to incorporate Project Outcome survey results into grant applications. Participants hear from an evaluation expert and other library leaders about their own experience and lessons learned from communicating their Project Outcome survey results.
Are you interested in increasing your outreach to families? Are you wondering how you might elevate family voice in the work that you do? Are you thinking about how to develop stronger community partnerships in support of families? In their recent report Public Libraries: A Vital Space for Family Engagement, Harvard Family Research Project and the Public Library Association outlined five important processes that build successful family engagement pathways.
How do we move from a scattershot evaluation process which nearly everyone dreads to one that effectively resolves issues and motivates employees to stretch with full managerial support? The Toledo-Lucas County (Ohio) Public Library has developed a hybrid evaluation process that achieves these goals yet remains flexible enough to work for all employees. Most people dread evaluations; this library has worked hard to make them inspirational and effective. Hear their story and see what they’ve developed. — PREVIEW AVAILABLE
In fall 2016, Project Outcome will begin offering a regional training workshop designed to be a deep dive into implementing outcome measurement using Project Outcome tools. This regional training opportunity will bring an expert Project Outcome trainer to regions across the United States and Canada. This archived webinar is an informational session that shares the details of what is being included in this regional training, identifies the benefits of offering a regional workshop in your area, and explains the costs involved.
This on-demand webinar features a panel of Project Outcome users who share their experiences, including success and challenges, in surveying adult programming using the Project Outcome Education/Lifelong Learning and Digital Learning surveys. While the focus was on surveying adult programming, the lessons learned and challenges faced will be applicable to all program types.
Public libraries across the country readily embrace their role as centers for democracy and civic participation. But what role should libraries play in advancing social justice and addressing persistent racial inequities? Learn how public libraries can engage in meaningful social justice and racial equity work by leveraging their existing strengths, supporting transformational relationships, and developing new tools to support social change. — PREVIEW AVAILABLE
This on-demand webinar is designed to teach participants how to use their Project Outcome results to influence library programming as it relates to short- and long-term decision-making. Learn how to closely analyze their results, specifically the open-ended feedback collected from patrons, to make programmatic changes and hear from two public libraries that have already implemented the Project Outcome surveys and made changes based on their results.
This two-part webinar series offers concrete, actionable practices for women seeking to transition to the next level of leadership while maximizing their contribution to their organization. Is also suitable for men who manage women and seek to develop their talents to the full. Part I focuses on helping women to tap their power by representing their vision and using it to foster connections. Part II focuses on helping women to be more intentional about their development and to ground their leadership presence in the capacity to be fully present. — PREVIEW AVAILABLE
The third in a series of three webinars designed to help you turn your Project Outcome results into action. This on-demand webinar is designed to teach participants how to effectively include Project Outcome in the library planning process as it relates to strategic goals, decision making, and program evaluation.