National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment

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Project Description

View the white paper and comment at NILPPA.org.

The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded the American Library Association (ALA) a planning grant to support the one year (October 2013-September 2014) development of a comprehensive research agenda and five-year implementation plan to understand and document the characteristics, audiences, outcomes, and value of public programming in libraries at a national level. Titled National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment (NILPPA), this project aims to support strategic long-term advancement of understanding of how library programs increase broad public access to knowledge and foster support for lifelong learners across diverse geographic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, including those with special needs or those underserved by services in their communities.

More information about the NILPPA project - including project advisors, updates, resources and findings - can be found using the navigation menu to the left of this page.

Project Contact

For questions on the National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment project, please contact the ALA Public Programs Office, publicprograms@ala.org or (312) 280-5045. 

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