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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Re-Envisioning Public Libraries: Action Guide Now Available

 News / Last Modified: 01 February 2016

The Aspen Institute has released an Action Guide for libraries to accompany the 2014 report, Rising to the Challenge: Re-envisioning Public Libraries. In a recent Infopeople webinar, Susan Hildreth an Aspen Fellow, shared highlights from the report a...

Off to the Right Start: Planning for Projects Large and Small

 News / Last Modified: 17 March 2015

When inspiration strikes and you have the seed of an idea for a new project, it can be exciting as well as daunting.How can you get others on board with your idea, and what will make your project more likely to succeed? A recent webinar series boiled...

Evaluating Your Project Plan

 Webinar / Last Modified: 19 February 2015

Part 2 of Project Management 101: Planning Your Project webinar series focused on project plan evaluation, produced by the Coalition to Advance Learning in Archives, Libraries, and Museums.