Associated College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania Conference

October 25, 2019 Red Lion Hotel, Harrisburg Hershey, 4751 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111 09:30 AM

ACLCP Conference

Pre-conference workshop

Date: Friday, October 25, 2019

Time: 9:30am-3pm (with lunch)

Location: Red Lion Hotel, Harrisburg Hershey, 4751 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111

Presenter: Emily Plagman (PLA) and Steve Borrelli (Penn State University)


Project Outcome for Academic Libraries: Data for Impact and Improvement



In this interactive workshop, attendees will learn how to use the Project Outcome for Academic Libraries surveys and resources. Project Outcome is a free toolkit that helps libraries measure four key learning outcomes – knowledge, confidence, application, and awareness – across seven library program and service areas. The survey topics cover: Instruction, Events/Programs, Research, Teaching Support, Digital & Special Collections, Space, and Library Technology. Project Outcome provides academic libraries of any size the means to easily measure outcomes in those areas and to use that data as the basis for continuous improvements and advocacy.


Prior to the workshop we recommend that participants register for Project Outcome, review basic materials in the toolkit, and consider a goal for outcome measurement at their library.


Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Measure meaningful learning outcomes using Project Outcome for Academic Libraries.
  • Use the Project Outcome for Academic Libraries toolkit to administer surveys, analyze results, and create reports.
  • Understand how other libraries have used outcome data for action.
  • Identify challenges and effective means of implementing outcome measurement to improve library services and advocacy.
  • Develop an action plan for successfully implementing Project Outcome at your library.