Project Outcome Regional Training: Virtual Information Session

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. Any public library or organization that serves public libraries will be able to book a training to convene a cohort of public libraries interested in implementing Project Outcome. 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.

Originally presented July 14, 2016.


At the conclusion of this on-demand webinar, participants will:

  • Understand what is offered in the Project Outcome Regional Training Workshop, including the costs and unique features, and how it differs from free Project Outcome training workshops;
  • Be able to identify the benefits of offering a regional training workshop; and
  • Know how to request a regional training workshop.

Additional Resources

Who Should Attend

This on-demand webinar is open to everyone but will be most beneficial for state libraries, regional consortia and systems, state/regional association representatives, and large public library systems who are interested in providing in-depth Project Outcome training. Project Outcome is a free service provided by the Public Library Association. If you would like to enroll in Project Outcome, please do so at and view our “How to Enroll in Project Outcome” webinar for training.


Crystal SchimpfCrystal Schimpf is a library training consultant and co-founder of Kixal, where she provides collaborative, transformative training for libraries and nonprofits. She has provided training on projects for the Urban Libraries Council’s Edge Initiative, the Public Library Association, TechSoup, the Colorado State Library, Community Technology Network, and the R-Squared Conference. Crystal is a degreed librarian with a passion for digital literacy and technology issues and has worked on many projects, programs, and services that require outcome measurement.

Emily PlagmanEmily Plagman is the Project Manager for PLA’s performance measurement initiative, Project Outcome, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, overseeing its development and implementation. Prior to joining PLA, Emily worked as a project manager, at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning on an energy efficiency grant.  Emily received her Master’s in International Public Affairs from the LaFollette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin and her Bachelor’s in Political Science at Marquette University. 



This on-demand webinar is free and available 24/7 for your viewing convenience.

How to Register

No registration is required.

Tech Requirements

To playback this archived webinar you should have either the latest version of Flash running on your computer, or use a browser with native HTML5 support. Please use the most up-to-date version available of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Internet Explorer. A fast Internet connection and computer is recommended.

Credits or CEUs

PLA does not award credit hours, or CEUs, for its on-demand webinars and cannot verify participation.


If you have questions or problems accessing a recording, send a message to or call 800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA (5752).