ACRL "Project Outcome for Academic Libraries: An Introductory Workshop" webcast coming August 5

For Immediate Release
Wed, 07/08/2020


Margot Conahan

Manager of Professional Development


CHICAGO - Join the Associaton of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) at 1:00 p.m. Central on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, for the e-Learning webcast "Project Outcome for Academic Libraries: An Introductory Workshop." If you are interested in measuring learning outcomes to drive change, making data-informed decisions, and demonstrating the impact of programs and services at your library, then jump-start your fall semester planning with this interactive virtual workshop. Attendees will learn how to get started with the Project Outcome for Academic Libraries toolkit.  

Project Outcome is a free toolkit that helps libraries measure four key learning outcomes – knowledge, confidence, application, and awareness – across seven library program and service areas via participant surveys. The survey topics cover: Instruction, Events/Programs, Research, Teaching Support, Digital & Special Collections, Space, and Library Technology. Project Outcome provides academic libraries of any size the means to easily measure outcomes in those areas and to use that data as the basis for continuous improvements and advocacy.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Measure meaningful learning outcomes using Project Outcome for Academic Libraries.
  • Use the Project Outcome toolkit to administer surveys, analyze results, and create reports.
  • Understand how other libraries have used outcome data for action.
  • Develop a simple plan to implement Project Outcome at your library.


Sara Goek is Program Manager at ACRL where she contributes to efforts to improve research about academic library contributions to student learning and success. She has served as staff lead on the development of Project Outcome for Academic Libraries since fall 2017.

Complete details and registration materials are available on the ACRL website. Group registration and other discounts are available. Contact Margot Conahan at with questions.


The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for academic libraries and library workers. Representing nearly 10,000 individuals and libraries, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products, and services to help those working in academic and research libraries learn, innovate, and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning, transforming scholarship, and creating diverse and inclusive communities. Find ACRL on the webFacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.