Posted by Bobbi Newman on April 10th, 2019
Posted in: Public Libraries
Tags: health4libs, libs4health, Project Outcome, public libraries and health
Through 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.
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:
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.