2019 Conference: Pre-conference

Pre-conference Workshop

session description

Monday, October 14

Refreshments & Networking
12:00 - 1:00 PM

1:00 - 5:00 PM

Room TBD

Project Outcome

Sara Goek (ACRL)

In this interactive workshop, attendees will learn how to use the Project Outcome for Academic Libraries surveys and resources. Project Outcome is a free toolkit that helps libraries measure four key learning outcomes – knowledge, confidence, application, and awareness – across seven library program and service areas. The survey topics cover: Instruction, Events/Programs, Research, Teaching Support, Digital & Special Collections, Space, and Library Technology. Project Outcome provides academic libraries of any size the means to easily measure outcomes in those areas and to use that data as the basis for continuous improvements and advocacy.

Prior to the workshop we recommend that participants register for Project Outcome, review basic materials in the toolkit, and consider a goal for outcome measurement at their library.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Measure meaningful learning outcomes using Project Outcome for Academic Libraries.
  • Use the Project Outcome for Academic Libraries toolkit to administer surveys, analyze results, and create reports.
  • Understand how other libraries have used outcome data for action.
  • Identify challenges and effective means of implementing outcome measurement to improve library services and advocacy.
  • Develop an action plan for successfully implementing Project Outcome at your library.

About the Presenter

Sara Goek is a Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow at ACRL where she serves as Program Manager contributing to efforts to improve research about academic library contributions to student learning and success.

A historian by trade, prior to joining ACRL Sara worked as research faculty at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy and as a lecturer, tutor, and post-doctoral researcher at University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. She holds a PhD in History / Digital Arts & Humanities and an MA in Historical Research from UCC, and a BA in History and Irish Studies from Boston College.


Registration for this free workshop is capped at 50 participants.  Deans and Directors were offered an opportunity to send one individual from each of their libraries, but we have a few seats left that will will fill in the order of request.  If you are interested in attending, please add your name to the wait list here. We will reach out to you with more information about registration.