National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment: Phase I
A series of surveys will be disseminated to library practitioners to help map the existing landscape of library public programming, including program types, topics, formats, audiences, partner relationships and current competencies, and also to identify those skills required in the field that, perhaps, are not being adequately taught in formal learning settings. Findings will be disseminated via a white paper at the end of NILPPA: Phase I, in 2019.
National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment (NILPPA) Planning Grant (2013 - 2014)
In 2013, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) 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), the project aimed 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 planning grant - including advisors, resources and findings - can be found using the navigation menu to the left of this page.
For questions on the National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment project, please contact the ALA Public Programs Office, firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 280-5045.