Project Outcome for Academic Libraries: An Introductory Workshop

August 05, 2020 Online 01:00 PM
Wednesday, 8/5/2020
  • 2:00 PM-4:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-3:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-2:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-1:00 PM (Pacific)


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. Attendees will learn how to get started with the Project Outcome for Academic Libraries toolkit.  


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 via participant surveys. 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.


Learning Outcomes

  • Measure meaningful learning outcomes using Project Outcome for Academic Libraries.
  • Use the Project Outcome toolkit to administer surveys, analyze results, and create reports.
  • Understand how other libraries have used outcome data for action.
  • Develop a simple plan to implement Project Outcome at your library.


Who Should Attend

  • Library leadership, management, and administrators interested in creating a culture of improvement across the library.
  • Instruction and reference librarians, and others who provide patron-facing programs and services.
  • Library assessment professionals.   



Sara Goek is Program Manager at ACRL where she contributes to efforts to improve research about academic library contributions to student learning and success. She has served as staff lead on the development of Project Outcome for Academic Libraries since fall 2017. A historian by trade, prior to joining ACRL Sara worked as research faculty at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy and as a lecturer, tutor, and post-doctoral researcher at University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. She holds a PhD in History / Digital Arts & Humanities and an MA in Historical Research from UCC, and a BA in History and Irish Studies from Boston College.



ACRL member: $65
ALA member: $90
Nonmember: $115
Student: $50
Group*: $335

*DURING THIS TIME OF COVID-19 RELATED LIBRARY CLOSURES: For purposes of group registration, ACRL will define a group as up to 30 individuals from a single institution working remotely and logging in individually from multiple locations to participate in the live webcast. Also, group registration includes access to the archived recording for one year for unlimited staff at a registered institution.


How to Register

Registration materials will be available June 2020.


Tech Requirements

ACRL Webcasts are held in an Adobe Connect virtual classroom. Speakers or a headset for listening to the presentation are required. You may interact with the presenter and ask questions through text-based chat.  Adobe works on both PC and Apple platforms.


The webcast will be recorded and the link to the recording will be shared shortly after the live event.



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