Outcome Measurement Made Easy
for Academic Libraries
Resources and Tools to Create Surveys and Analyze Outcome Data
Responses collected through academic library surveys
Academic libraries have created surveys
New Feature: NSSE High-Impact Practices (HIPs)
Tag Project Outcome surveys with one or more HIPs and track results by practice. Read this new resource to learn about HIPs, why they matter to academic libraries, and how to use them when you measure the outcomes of your library programs and services.
Project Outcome 101
Are you interested in measuring learning outcomes to drive change, make data-informed decisions, and demonstrate the impact of programs and services at your library? Watch the recording of this one-hour webinar to introduce you to everything the Project Outcome toolkit has to offer. Learn how to measure meaningful learning outcomes at your library and how Project Outcome can help at every step in the process, from administering surveys to presenting the results.
Share Your Experience!
The ACRL Project Outcome Editorial Board invites you to share your experiences in using the Project Outcome for Academic Libraries toolkit in your libraries. The resources in the toolkit include case studies to help users learn from other libraries engaged in outcome measurement. Case studies should be approximately 1,500-2,500 words in length and focus on how your library has used the Project Outcome toolkit. Case studies are accepted for review on a rolling basis. Please email email@example.com if you wish to submit a case study!
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.
Digital & Special Collections
Services related to library collections or resources that support research or classroom instruction. Examples include: digital exhibits, repositories, or archival collections.
Events / Programs
Services or programs to inform, enrich, and promote community learning. Examples include: exhibits, lecture series, civic engagement services, or stress relief activities.
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.
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.
Services to improve research skills and help researchers succeed. Examples include: reference services, research consultation services, or workshops for graduate students or faculty.
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.
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.