Capturing Library Contributions to Sustainable Development Goals with Project Outcome

PLA is excited to announce a new feature available in Project Outcome for public libraries! Beginning in March 2023, users are able to link their program surveys to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This on-demand webinar shares how libraries have applied the SDGs. Learn about the SDGs and how your library can leverage Project Outcome to capture and share your library’s impact in its community and the impact of libraries worldwide.

Register for a free Project Outcome for public libraries ( account today to take advantage of this new feature and everything the toolkit has to offer. Read more about using the SDGs in the toolkit in this resource (login required). Project Outcome is open to all libraries internationally.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Understand what the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are and their relevance to public libraries;
  • Apply the SDGs to program evaluation and strategic planning at their library with the new SDG feature in Project Outcome;
  • Learn how other libraries have used the SDGs to capture their impact.

Additional Resources

Who Should Attend

This on-demand webinar is intended for all public library staff, particularly those engaged in programming, evaluation, and administration.


Carissa Hansen (she/her)

Carissa Hansen (she/her) is the Project Outcome subcommittee lead for PLA's Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment Committee. Carissa is a consultant for public libraries and a JD candidate based in Minneapolis. She's held numerous positions in libraries, from library page to library director and everything in between. Central to all of her work is a passion for empowering people to make an impact.

Daniela Skokovic (she/her)Daniela Skokovic (she/her) is library advisor at Požega Public Library, in the western part of Serbia. She works in the children’s department and is responsible for creating and realizing a variety of reading promotion programmes for all ages of children and young adults. She is especially dedicated to early literacy programs and picturebooks and reading clubs for teenagers. Požega Public Library established the first Green Library and United Nations SDG Teen Reading Club in Serbia. Daniela believes in involving children and YA in fostering their reading and lifelong learning competencies, by working together in partnership with schools, parents, libraries, and other cultural institutions. Daniela served as a member of the ALA 2030 United Nations SDGs Task Force (2020-21).

John F. SzaboJohn F. Szabo is the city librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL), which serves over four million people—the largest population of any public library in the United States. He oversees the Central Library and seventy-two branches. In 2015, LAPL received the nation’s highest honor for library service, the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, for its success in meeting the needs of Angelenos and providing a level of social, educational, and cultural services unmatched by any other public institution in the city. Under his leadership, the library’s major initiatives include those related to immigrant integration and citizenship, sustainability, civic engagement, digital inclusion, and lifelong learning. He has expanded the library’s reach into the city’s diverse communities through partnerships with several community-based organizations. He has more than thirty years of leadership experience in public libraries. John served as a member of the ALA 2030 United Nations SDGs Task Force (2020-21) and is a current member of the ALA International Relations Committee SDGs Subcommittee.

Sara GoekSara Goek is project manager, data and research, at PLA. She is responsible for supporting PLA’s data and research efforts and developing related training content.



This on-demand town hall 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

To play this on-demand webinar you should use a browser with native HTML5 support. Please use the most up-to-date version available of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Edge. A fast Internet connection and computer is recommended.

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).