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PLA and NNLM Partner to Bring Health Questions to Project Outcome

Posted by on April 10th, 2019 Posted in: Public Libraries
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Project outcome logoThrough this partnership, PLA will launch a new survey intended to measure the effectiveness of public libraries’ consumer health programming in Project Outcome, the association’s free toolkit designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of essential library services and programs. The survey will be added to Project Outcome in April 2019.

“With this new survey, PLA seeks to expand public libraries’ capacity to apply outcome data in decision-making and planning around consumer health programming and services,” remarks PLA President Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne, Ph.D. “We’re thrilled to team up with NNLM on this important project.”

In 2017, PLA and NNLM lead by GMR launched Promoting Healthy Communities, a nine-month project to assess health information needs among public librarians and share free health literacy resources. The goal of Promoting Healthy Communities is to increase public library workers’ knowledge and skills related to consumer health services.

We invite you to join us for a free webinar about Project Outcome for NNLM Public Library Members

Date: May 16, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm ET/ 1:00 pm CT / 12:00 pm MT / 11:00 am PT

Webinar (registration required): Project Outcome for NNLM Public Library Members

Learn how Project Outcome can help your public library measure the outcomes of its health programs and services. This webinar will highlight all of Project Outcome’s surveys and tools but will focus primarily on the new health survey developed in partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will:

  • Understand what Project Outcome is and how to use it;
  • Know what outcomes can be used to measure the success of their health programs and services; and,
  • Be able to implement Project Outcome evaluation in their library.

Project Outcome is a free online toolkit provided by the Public Library Association, a division of the American Library Association. Project Outcome is free to all U.S. and Canadian public libraries. To learn more, visit www.projectoutcome.org.

Image of the author ABOUT Bobbi Newman
Bobbi's professional background includes work in public libraries. She currently serves as a member of the Office of Information Technology Policy (OITP) American Library Association (ALA) Advisory Committee. In the past, she has served as an ALA-Councilor-At-Large and on a variety ALA committees. In 2011 she was named a Mover and Shaker by Library Journal. She divides her time between her dog, reading fantasy and nonfiction, playing video games, and gardening.

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Grant Number 1UG4LM012346 with The University of Iowa.

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