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.
Second in a series of three webinars designed to help library leaders and staff turn your Project Outcome results into action. This on-demand webinar focuses on turning survey results into compelling messages about a library’s impact for internal and external audiences. This session sets up the final webinar about using Project Outcome data to support funding requests and grant proposals. Participants hear from other library leaders about their own experience and lessons learned from communicating about their Project Outcome survey results.
Measurement Matters: Using Edge, Project Outcome, and the Impact Survey to Assess and Improve Community Outcomes (PLA)
This on-demand webinar educates libraries on three outcome measurement tools—Impact Survey, Project Outcome, and the Edge Initiative—and showcases how libraries are using the data for strategic planning, programming, and communication with local leaders to better serve their communities.
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.
This on-demand webinar is designed to teach participants how to administer Project Outcome surveys to measure outcomes for their library’s summer reading program. By successfully administering surveys, libraries will be able to use the results to showcase program successes and influence future summer reading programs.
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.
PLA partnered with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office to present this webinar designed to teach participants the value of measuring outcomes within library programs. This introductory webinar provides an overview of outcome measurement and the Project Outcome tools, and is specifically aimed toward programming librarians interested in getting started using outcome measurement.