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Project Outcome 101 Webinar

 

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? This one-hour webinar on August 12 at 1:00pm Central will 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. Register for free today!  

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Ensuring accessibility in library assessment is crucial to promoting inclusivity, allowing individuals with diverse abilities to fully engage with and benefit from library services and programs. Prioritizing accessibility enables libraries to gather more accurate and representative data, which facilitates informed decision making to better serve the entire community. Check out the resource "Accessibility and Project Outcome" to learn more. 

Project Outcome for Academic Libraries 2023 Report

 

ACRL is pleased to announce the publication of the fiscal year 2023 report for the Project Outcome for Academic Libraries toolkit. Data in this report includes all immediate and follow-up surveys and responses from institutions in the United States and covers the period September 1, 2022 – August 31, 2023. Download a free copy of the full report today!

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.