The Public Library Association’s (PLA) 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. This on-demand webinar overviews the last two years of Project Outcome’s development and provides updates on the latest participation numbers, outcome data metrics, library stories, and Task Force work. PLA also covers planning throughout the rest of the grant period and management of Project Outcome in the future.
Originally presented July 20, 2017.
At the conclusion of this on-demand webinar, participants will:
- Know how Project Outcome has developed over the last two years;
- Understand how other libraries are implementing the surveys and what the outcome data results looks like; and
- Know how Project Outcome will continue to serve the library field in the future.
- Slideshow (PDF, 70 pgs.)
Who Should Attend
This on-demand webinar is open to everyone but will be most helpful to libraries using Project Outcome. Project Outcome is a free service provided by the Public Library Association. If you would like to enroll in Project Outcome in advance of the webinar, please do so at www.projectoutcome.org.
Emily Plagman is the project manager for PLA’s performance measurement initiative, Project Outcome, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, overseeing its development and implementation. Prior to joining PLA, Emily worked as a project manager at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning on an energy efficiency grant. Emily received her Master’s in International Public Affairs from the LaFollette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin and her Bachelor’s in Political Science at Marquette University.
Samantha Lopez is the project coordinator for PLA’s performance measurement initiative, Project Outcome, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, providing coordination, content, and user support. Prior to joining PLA, Samantha worked as a membership coordinator for the Teamsters Local Union No. 703, where she provided dues and benefits support for members while also managing the Local’s website. Samantha received her Master’s in English Literature from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her Bachelor’s in English Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
This on-demand webinar is free and available 24/7 for your viewing convenience.
How to Register
No registration is required.
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Credits or CEUs
PLA does not award credit hours, or CEUs, for its on-demand webinars and cannot verify participation.