Five steps of outcome-based planning and evaluation for public libraries (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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Five steps of outcome-based planning and evaluation for public libraries

Author: Melissa Gross; Cindy Mediavilla; Virginia A Walter
Publisher: Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many libraries, like other organizations, engage in strategic planning in order to understand their community's information needs and to be aware of strengths, opportunities, weaknesses, and threats that can influence success. Evaluation is the process of understanding the extent to which specific goals are reached and provides information that is useful in demonstrating the library's worth. This book aims to make  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Études de cas
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Gross; Cindy Mediavilla; Virginia A Walter
ISBN: 9780838914045 0838914047
OCLC Number: 932003522
Description: xiv, 102 pages : illustrations, forms ; 23 cm
Contents: Outcomes, services and programs, and OBPE --
Gathering information --
Determining outcomes --
Designing programs and services --
Evaluating programs and services --
Sharing results --
Appendix A. Community assessment environmental scan : internal (library) factors --
Appendix B. Community assessment environmental scan : external (community) factors --
Appendix C. Community assessment : field questions to ask yourself --
Appendix D. Community assessment : sample interview and focus group questions.
Responsibility: Melissa Gross, Cindy Mediavilla, Virginia A. Walter.

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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  Read more...

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