Project Outcome for Academic Libraries: Data for Impact and Improvement


In this interactive workshop sponsored by the Association of College
& Research Libraries, attendees will learn how to use Project
Outcome for Academic Libraries ( It
provides academic libraries of any size the means to easily measure
learning outcomes, to analyze their data with interactive dashboards,
and to use that data as the basis for continuous improvements and
advocacy. Users also have access to the resources and training support
needed to use their results and confidently assert the value of their
academic library.

The toolkit 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 standardized
surveys allow libraries to aggregate their outcome data and analyze
trends over time by service area and program type. Libraries can also
benchmark their outcomes against other users by Carnegie class and
nationwide. ACRL’s Project Outcome for Academic Libraries launched in
April 2019 and is free for all academic and research libraries in the
United States and internationally.

The workshop focuses on
helping library staff learn how they can implement outcome measurement
at their library and the benefits of adding it to their assessment
portfolio. 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.

Sara Goek, Program Manager, Association of College & Research Libraries
Thu 10:45 am - 12:15 pm