Leadership & Management

Self-PacedeCourseAttendance Cert.
In this class, participants will review the skills and experiences needed to be an exemplary project managers in a library organization. Interactive and dynamic activities such as discussions, reading assignments, and class exercises will accompany each week’s lectures. The four-part topical tour of project management will cumulate with a final project. The course is self-paced.
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The Public Library Association’s Project Outcome is a free service designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of their programs and services by providing simple, patron surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes. The panelists on this on-demand webinar represent libraries that were part of Project Outcome’s initial launch in June 2015. Hear their experiences using the surveys and tools and how they have made Project Outcome fit their library’s needs.
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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.
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The first in a series of three webinars designed to help you turn your Project Outcome results into action. This on-demand webinar focuses on developing an understanding of how to parse your survey results and develop strategies for potential uses. Deeply engaging with your data is a key first step. It was followed by Project Outcome Survey Results: Effective Communication Strategies and Project Outcome: An Integral Part of the Planning Process.
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PLA's 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.
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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. On May 1st, Project Outcome released upgraded tools and features to its website aimed to better serve user needs and provide more flexibility and customization.
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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.
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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.
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Public libraries need more data and evidence to demonstrate their value to their communities, but collecting the data is only half the battle. How do you communicate it? How do you use it to make strategic decisions? Data visualization can help libraries better understand their data and feel confident communicating their impact back to their communities. In this on-demand webinar, attendees learn best practices for how and when to use data visualization, helpful tools for creating visualizations, and how to apply these tips using Project Outcome.
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It’s never too early to start planning for next year’s summer learning programs! Measuring the outcomes of programs and services helps libraries with decision making, program improvements, advocacy, and funding requests. PLA staff gathered stories from libraries participating in Project Outcome to create implementation tips and best practices to help libraries feel confident implementing Summer Reading surveys next year. Learn how libraries have used the standardized Summer Reading surveys to measure the success of their summer learning programs and demonstrate their impact in the community.