[Libs-Or] New book at State Library: Evaluate the impact of you library services and programs

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Fri Feb 5 14:55:41 PST 2016


The following new title is available for interlibrary loan from the Oregon State Library. If this book sounds interesting, then you might want to look into Project Outcome<https://www.projectoutcome.org/>, a set of free tools for public libraries to evaluate their services and programs, and ask your library director about participating.

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Five Steps of Outcome-Based Planning and Evaluation for Public Libraries by Melissa Gross, Cindy Mediavilla, and Virginia A. Walter. 2016. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions. 978-0-8389-1404-5.

Planning and assessment are both crucial elements of a public library that functions efficiently and flexibly. So why are they often treated as separate processes? This concise book combines planning and evaluation in a holistic approach, helping public library managers and staff put library resources to work for the community. Based on a series of successful workshops, the workflow presented by the authors is made up of manageable steps for integrating outcome-based planning and evaluation (OBPE) into the routine functions of the public library. Offering step by step guidance that's transparent and easy to follow, this book

  *   introduces the concept of OBPE and explains how it can be a streamlined, effective method of getting library users' feedback;
  *   defines "outcomes" and shows why public libraries should use them to plan and evaluate services;
  *   shares methodologies for assessing community needs and interests, including key informant interviews, surveys, focus groups, and environmental scans;
  *   demonstrates how to use community assessment data to create outcome statements that not only guide the creation of new library services, but also provide targets for measuring the effectiveness of those services;
  *   offers techniques for designing services that directly serve the community while also achieving the outcomes the library has targeted; and
  *   provides tips for sharing the results with stakeholders and maximizing successful outcome-based programs to leverage the library's role in the community.
Featuring plentiful examples of how to proceed through each phase of the OBPE model, this book boils down planning and evaluation into an approachable, easy to understand process for public librarians, library managers, and grant writers.

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If you would like to request this or other materials from the Oregon State Library please use your library's established interlibrary loan process (e.g. OCLC or ALA request form).  Otherwise, send your full name, the name of your library, complete title information, shipping address, and a phone number to the document delivery department at library.request at state.or.us<mailto:library.request at state.or.us> or (fax) 503-588-7119. Items will be checked out to your library, not to you personally, for 4 weeks (print materials) or 2 weeks (videos). Materials will be delivered via mail or Orbis Cascade Alliance Courier, and you may return them the same way. Normally a single copy is purchased and is loaned on a first-come-first-serve basis. You may be put on a hold list for several weeks. Thank you for your patience.

Most library staff are able to use their library's interlibrary loan service to borrow professional development material. However, if you do not have access to these services or are not currently affiliated with a library, please contact me (katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>) to discuss alternative options for borrowing the material.

Be sure to check out our Library and Information Science (LIS) blog<http://osl-lis.blogspot.com/> to discover the most recent additions to our LIS collection and search our catalog<https://ccrls.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/oslpublic> for our complete holdings. The library science collection is meant to support the whole Oregon library community. Library Development welcomes your suggestions for acquisitions - see the blog for an input form or email us!

This collection is supported in whole by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.


Katie Anderson, Youth Services Consultant
Library Support and Development Services<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/pages/index.aspx>
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
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