“ACRL is developing a free online toolkit designed to help academic libraries understand and share the impact of their programs and services by providing simple surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes. Expanding on the successful Project Outcome for public libraries, this toolkit will give academic libraries the resources and training support needed to apply their results and confidently advocate for their future. While outcome assessment may be common in higher education already, the Project Outcome model will offer practitioners access to a standardized set of measures and a free, easy-to-use toolkit. It includes seven patron-focused surveys, an online dashboard of interactive tools for collecting and analyzing the data, and practical guidance on using the results. This toolkit will provide academic libraries of any size the means to easily measure the learning outcomes of their programs and services and to use that data as the basis for improvements and advocacy.
This webinar is co-sponsored by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment and ACRL. In this session, lead staff will introduce Project Outcome and how it can create opportunities for growth or change.”