LVAIC Information Literacy PD Day

November 20, 2019 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley, PA 18034 09:30 AM

Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges: Information Literacy Professional Development Day

Half-day workshop

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Time: 9:30am-12:30pm

Location: Trexler Library, DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley, PA 18034

Presenter: Sara Goek (ACRL)



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.