Spring Council Meeting: Project Outcome Regional Training

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Maine Library Community
Maple Hill B&B Hallowell

Event Details

Public library services put people on the path to literacy, technological know-how, or a better job – but we are often missing the data to show it. Outcome measurement helps libraries answer the questions: How can we better measure and demonstrate our community impact? What good did our services do? Would you like to implement outcome measurement in your library? Join us for Project Outcome Regional Training, a full day, in-person workshop. At this workshop, a Project Outcome trainer will facilitate a deep-dive into outcome measurement using Project Outcome tools. You will learn how to deploy outcome measures in your library, collect and use resulting data, and leverage the project's support network to ensure successful adoption. Be a part of a cohort of public libraries interested in implementing Project Outcome to drive change, influence decision making, and demonstrate the true impact of their library’s programs and services on the community. Project Outcome is an initiative of the Public Library Association. Prior to this workshop, you will: Complete a pre-workshop assignment including introductory materials and your library’s strategic goals. During this workshop, you will: Review Project Outcome surveys and tools. Identify goals for outcome measurement in your library. Explore best practices for selecting and administering Project Outcome surveys. Examine processes to use outcome measurement results for ongoing programming changes and decision-making processes. Identify best practices for using outcome measurement results for advocacy, support, and fundraising. Discuss outcome measurement as it relates to strategic planning for the library and the community. Create a plan for implementing Project Outcome. Following this workshop, you will: Be invited to participate in two follow-up virtual meetings to continue learning, collaboration, and to receive support from the Project Outcome trainer and peers in your cohort. Who should attend: This workshop is intended for: Library directors, managers, supervisors or staff who will be responsible for managing or overseeing the implementation of Project Outcome. This may vary depending on the size and organization of your library. We recommend that you send several staff members from your library if possible. Fee: $50. Payment must be received by May 8. There will be NO REFUNDS after May 8, 2017; Cancellations must be made by May 7 to receive a refund. Make checks payable to: Treasurer, State of Maine Maine librarians can apply for MSL's CE stipends ($50.00). Apply at http://www.maine.gov/msl/libs/ce/stipends.htm Mail checks to (include your name with check so we credit the correct person): Cheryl Ramsay Maine State Library 64 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333 Please use the "Additional Information" box to let us know your dietary requirements.
Event Type(s): Statewide
Stephanie Zurinski
(207) 287-5632

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