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Thursday, 3/17/2016, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
This webinar is designed to teach participants how to administer Project Outcome surveys to measure outcomes for their library’s summer reading program. By successfully administering surveys, libraries will be able to use the results to showcase program successes and influence future summer reading programs. Participants will hear from one Project Outcome participant who successfully surveyed their summer reading program in 2015 and learned valuable lessons from the process. There will also be a Q&A and discussion segment where participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share ideas with their peers.
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will:
- Understand how to successfully measure summer reading programs using the Project Outcome Summer Reading survey;
- Know how to apply best practices for summer reading surveying; and
- Be able to use the results to influence changes to future summer programming.
Who Should Attend
This webinar is open to everyone but will be most beneficial for those already registered with Project Outcome. Project Outcome is a free service provided by the Public Library Association. If you would like to enroll in Project Outcome in advance of the webinar, please do so at www.projectoutcome.org and view our “How to Enroll in Project Outcome” webinar for training.
Crystal Schimpf is a library training consultant and co-founder of Kixal, where she provides collaborative, transformative training for libraries and nonprofits. She has provided training on projects for the Urban Libraries Council’s Edge Initiative, the Public Library Association, TechSoup, the Colorado State Library, Community Technology Network, and the R-Squared Conference. Crystal is a degreed librarian with a passion for digital literacy and technology issues and has worked on many projects, programs, and services that require outcome measurement.
Carol Ormond is the office manager for Salt Lake County (Utah) Library Services and has worked there for 20 years. She has a degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon, and in 2001 she received a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from Brigham Young University. In 2003, she joined the library’s management team as the administrative assistant to the director. She has managed a number of special projects for the library including the operational plan for the library’s Viridian Event Center in 2011, the creation of a library dashboard in 2013, and the Project Outcome implementation in 2015. She also manages the Telephone Customer Service Department.
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Credits or CEUs
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