Data Tools for Library Groups and States

ACRL and PLA staff discuss the data and assessment products, Project Outcome and Benchmark, and how they can help your group, consortia, or state library administrative agency. Libraries across the country use these tools for benchmarking, understanding trends, advocating for better resources, and assessment. Utilizing the group functionalities of these tools will allow you and your group’s member libraries to easily use peer data, standardized measurements, and robust interactive reporting tools to demonstrate the value of library programs and services.

Find out more about Project Outcome for academic libraries at or for public libraries at

Find out more about Benchmark for academic libraries at or public libraries at

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this free on-demand webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the different data collected by Benchmark and Project Outcome;
  • Learn how group accounts can be an asset to the consortia or state library, as well as individual libraries; and
  • Understand the different levels of access that are available for the tools.

Additional Resources

Who Should Attend

This on-demand webinar is intended for stakeholders, administrators, and member leaders of consortia, state library administrative agencies, or other library groups.


Sara Goek (she/her)Sara Goek (she/her) is project manager, data and research, at PLA. She is responsible for supporting PLA’s data and research efforts and developing related training content.

Katina Jones (she/her)Katina Jones (she/her) is PLA’s program manager for evaluation and assessment. She supports Project Outcome, Benchmark, PLA's annual topical surveys, and other data and evaluation work.

Gena Parsons-Diamond (she/her)Gena Parsons-Diamond (she/her) is the program manager, data and research at ACRL. She is responsible for the management of ACRL’s three data products: Project Outcome, Benchmark, and the Threshold Achievement Test for Information Literacy (TATIL).



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

How to Register

No registration is required.


This on-demand webinar is closed captioned in English (United States).

If you have a physical or communication need that may affect your access to this on-demand webinar, please contact us at or 800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA (5752) prior to registering so we can attempt to provide appropriate accommodations.

Tech Requirements

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Credits or CEUs

Credit hours, CEUs, or a certificate of completion are not available for this on-demand webinar.


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