Needs Assessment

needs assessment

With patron and community needs always evolving and expanding, how do we know we're providing the right services? When funders ask questions we can't answer, how do we gather evidence of the library's importance? Explore various tools, surveys, or focus group methods being used by libraries to do needs assessments which inform decisions about facilities and services to serve community needs.

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Digital Inclusion Survey

 News / Last Modified: 03 December 2014

All public libraries are encouraged to participate in the Digital Inclusion Survey at, before November 22, 2014. Building on the success of the 2013 Digital Inclusion Survey, iPAC has launched the 2014...

The Customer Focused Library

 Webinar / Last Modified: 26 August 2014

Archive and related resources from March 17, 2009 webinar about the Metropolitan Library System (Chicago) study of the customer experience from a retail perspective.

How Libraries can meet the Evolving Needs of Patrons in the Digital Age

 Webinar / Last Modified: 25 August 2014

A webinar presenting research from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, providing insight on what types of services Americans value in their library and what types of services they would like to see their library start to offer...