Virginia Library Association Conference

October 25, 2019 Norfolk, VA 02:15 PM

Virginia Library Association Conference

Time: 2:15-3pm

Location: Hilton Norfolk The Main, 100 E. Main St., Norfolk, VA

Presenter: Eric Ackermann (Radford University)

 

Project Outcome for Academic Libraries: Data for Impact & Improvement

 

Abstract

Attendees will learn about the new 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. The toolkit provides academic libraries of any size the means to easily measure outcomes and use that data as the basis for improvements and advocacy. This session will include opportunities for questions and discussion among participants.

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:

  • Discover how Project Outcome can help academic libraries measure meaningful learning outcomes.
  • Learn how to use the Project Outcome for Academic Libraries toolkit, from administering surveys to visualizing results.
  • Understand how other libraries have used outcome data for action.
  • Discuss how to put data to work in improving library services and advocacy.