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Friday, April 21 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Stats & Stories: Thriving Together

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Public libraries have been using the same boring statistics for centuries. Get past counting the widgets and tell the REAL STORY of your library and the difference it makes in your community by using Project Outcome.

Project Outcome is a free online tool from PLA to help you understand and share the true impact of your services and programs with simple survey instruments and an easy-to-use process to measure and analyze outcomes. Learn how investing in outcomes measurement helps you evaluate and improve programs, apply for grants, report to boards, inform voters, and monitor strategic plan progress.

Project Outcomes gives you surveys to gather qualitative data, and the open-ended questions help you to tie the measurement into why you’re offering the program in the first place. Hear success stories from libraries who have used Project Outcome to answer the question “So what?” about programs and services, and hear how libraries have overcome implementation challenges.

Collect meaningful stories that help show the full picture of your library’s impact. Find survey tools for digital learning, early childhood literacy, economic development, lifelong learning, job skills, and summer reading.


Jenny Berg

Library Director, McMinnville Public Library
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Jerianne Thompson

Library Manager, Tualatin Public Library


Friday April 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Santiam Room 3 Salem Convention Center