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Failure IS an Option: Measuring and Reporting It

Posted by on January 27th, 2017 0 comments

Failure.  We all know it’s good for us.  We learn from failure, right? In Batman Begins, Bruce Wayne’s dad says “Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.”  But sometimes failure, like falling, isn’t much fun (although, just like falling, sometimes it is fun for the other people around you)…. Read More »

Posted in: Practical Evaluation



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Beyond the Memes: Evaluating Your Social Media Strategy – Part 2

Posted by on January 20th, 2017 0 comments

In my last post, I wrote about how to create social media outcomes for your organization. This week, we will take a look at writing objectives for your outcomes using the SMART method. Though objectives and outcomes sound like the same thing, they are two different concepts in your evaluation plan – outcomes are the… Read More »

Posted in: Bloggers' Bookshelf, Practical Evaluation



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Beyond the Memes: Evaluating Your Social Media Strategy – Part 1

Posted by on January 13th, 2017 0 comments

Welcome to our new NEO blogger, Kalyna Durbak.  Her first post addresses a topic that is a concern to many of us, evaluating our social media! By Kalyna Durbak, Program Assistant, NNLM Evaluation Office (NEO) Have you ever wondered if your library’s Facebook page was worth the time and effort? I think about social media a… Read More »

Posted in: Bloggers' Bookshelf, Practical Evaluation



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Make 2017 the “Yes-and” Year for Evaluation

Posted by on January 6th, 2017 0 comments

PSA: New Year’s resolutions are passé. It’s out with dreary self-betterment goals involving celery and punishing exercise. Instead, the trendiest way to mark the New Year is to pick an inspirational word and make it your annual North Star for self-improvement.  In that spirit, I want to propose a word of the year for the… Read More »

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