Georgia Libraries Conference

October 09, 2019 Macon Marriott City Center Hotel, Macon, GA 09:00 AM

Georgia Libraries Conference

TWO learning opportunities: half-day workshop and a 45-minute introductory session


Half-day pre-conference workshop

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Time: 9am-12pm

Location: Ballroom B, Macon Marriott City Center, Macon, GA



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.


Introductory Session

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Time: 1:30-2:15pm

Location: Room 303, Macon Marriott City Center, Macon, GA


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? Project Outcome for Academic Libraries is a free online toolkit designed to help academic libraries assess and communicate the impact of essential library programs and services.  It provides simple surveys and tools for measuring and analyzing outcomes, including interactive data dashboards. This program, sponsored by the Academic Library Division and facilitated by an ACRL trainer, will introduce participants to tools and resources for implementing outcome measurement using Project Outcome for Academic Libraries.