Outcomes Measurement

Core Webinar: Small Library Assessment Hills You Can Climb

CHICAGOCore will host the webinar “Small Library Assessment Hills You Can Climb” on July 25, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT. The presenters, all experienced library assessment specialists, will briefly describe the landscape of library assessment, why we do assessment, and different methods for assessment.

Core Webinar: Visualizing and Assessing Library Data

CHICAGOCore hosts the webinar “Visualizing and Assessing Library Data” on October 18, 2022, at 1 p.m. CT. Visualizing data can provide instant and effective storytelling. With library data, you can instantly explore usage stats, collection facts, and user demographics.

ALA Committee on Education seeks feedback on newly revised ALA Core Competences

Library professionals are working in environments fueled by rapid advances in technology, social change, funding challenges, and changing user needs. Therefore, the roles, capabilities, and expectations of library professionals are changing as well. The ALA Core Competences (ALACCs) for library professionals must reflect these changes.

Discover the Role Human Behavior Plays in Designing Your Library with this Core webinar on February 23, 2021

This webinar discusses the different behavior and work patterns we have observed over our 30+ years of designing for libraries and public spaces as well as some of the best solutions for addressing those patterns.

PLA opens Public Library Data Service survey for Fiscal 2018

CHICAGO — All public libraries in the U.S. and Canada are invited to complete an important survey, which collects important information on public libraries' finances, resources, service usage and technology from Fiscal Year 2018. A summary of the survey data is published annually in PLA's Public Library Data Service (PLDS) Statistical Report. The FY 2018 survey is opening later in the year due to administrative delays.

The Chief Data Officer's Playbook

CHICAGO — The new and rapidly expanding role of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) is of significant interest and relevance to organizations and data professionals internationally.