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Resources and Tools to Create Surveys and Analyze Outcome Data


Responses collected through academic library surveys


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Academic Library Updates

First Annual Report


Project Outcome for Academic Libraries launched in spring 2019. A year later, we are pleased to announce the publication of a report on its development and first year of use in the field. Read the report.

Upcoming Webinar: Project Outcome Updates from Public and Academic Libraries


Over 2,000 libraries have used Project Outcome results to successfully measure grants, advocate for more resources, and advance programs and services. On June 16th, join staff and member leaders to hear about recent developments, including the first year of the academic library toolkit and a health survey for public libraries. Register here.

Webinar: Evaluating Online Library Learning


Learn about how Project Outcome can help you help your patrons in the shift to online programs and services. Hear from librarians with lots of experience supporting online learning. View the recording from our April 1 webinar.

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What is Project Outcome?

We help libraries understand and share the true impact of their services and programs with simple surveys and an easy-to-use process to measure and analyze outcomes. Project Outcome is a free toolkit offering libraries access to training, data analytics, and standardized surveys that measure outcomes in key library service areas.

Service Areas

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Digital & Special Collections

Services related to library collections or resources that support research or classroom instruction. Examples include: digital exhibits, repositories, or archival collections.

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Events / Programs

Services or programs to inform, enrich, and promote community learning. Examples include: exhibits, lecture series, civic engagement services, or stress relief activities.

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Services or programs to assist students in their coursework and enhance their learning. Examples include: instruction sessions in classes, library orientation programs, or topic-specific workshops.

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Library Technology

Services related to access and skills that help library users incorporate technology into their work. Examples include: technology loan programs, maker spaces, or technology-related workshops.

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Services to improve research skills and help researchers succeed. Examples include: reference services, research consultation services, or workshops for graduate students or faculty.

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Specific spaces that are intended to be used to enhance academic performance and support student learning. Examples include: group study rooms, individual study spaces, or writing or tutoring centers.

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Teaching Support

Services to help faculty and instructors develop curriculum and/or course materials that will better support student learning. Examples include: OER services, online learning modules, or faculty teaching workshops.