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Project Outcome for Academic Libraries Workshop at the Georgia Libraries Conference
By Sofia Slutskaya, Georgia Tech
As a part of the fall Georgia Libraries Conference (GLC) (http://www.galibcon.org/) that took place in October 2019 in Macon GA, Georgia Chapter of ACRL was able to arrange for an ACRL-sponsored pre-conference workshop and an information session on the new Project Outcome for Academic Libraries toolkit (https://acrl.projectoutcome.org/). Attendees learned how to use the standardized surveys and discussed measuring and analyzing outcomes for programs and services offered in their libraries.
The pre-conference workshop and 45-minute information session were presented by ACRL staff member Sara Goek. Sara is Program Manager at ACRL and the project lead on the new Project Outcome for Academic Libraries toolkit. Since the toolkit launch in April 2019, Sara has been traveling to library conferences to promote the project and train academic librarians to use the toolkit. During the GLC pre-conference workshop Sara shared creative ways academic libraries across the country are using the toolkit to access library spaces, technology and programs. The presenter suggested that organizing workshops and sharing results and experience of implementing the toolkit at the state and local conferences can be very beneficial. GLA Academic library division leadership is hoping that at the next year conference many Project Outcome workshop participants can reconvene to discuss their use of the tool.
Pictured: Sara Goek leading the workshop
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