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Outcome Measurement Made Easy

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Resources and Tools to Create Surveys and Analyze Outcome Data

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Recent Case Studies

 

Learn more about how libraries are using Project Outcome in two new case studies. Nevada State College used the space survey to assess the impact of study rooms and the results led to improvements in other areas of the library as well. Southern Utah University used the toolkit as a means to evaluate instruction to provide actionable results and the evidence of effectiveness needed for promotion and tenure documents.

Register now! Introductory Online Workshop

 

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? Jump-start your fall semester planning with this interactive virtual workshop on Project Outcome for Academic Libraries taking place on August 5th. Find more information and register here.

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 and view the recording from our June 16th webinar where we shared an overview of its findings.

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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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Instruction

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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Research

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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Space

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.