Assessment, Evaluation & Planning

  • Prioritizing Accessibility and Disability Inclusion at Your Library

    Putting a focus on accessibility helps create a library that can be enjoyed by more people and can connect more people to the information and resources they need. Opportunities to make libraries more accessible can include decisions about your collec...

  • Always Be Listening: How Public Libraries are Approaching Community Engagement as a Mindset

    ALA Annual is always overflowing with sessions to help library staff take a step back and think about their libraries, services, and approach to their communities. This year was no exception, and there were many stand-out sessions dedicated to rethin...

  • New Tools for Getting Beyond the Survey to Discover Your Community Needs

    For the cohort of small/rural libraries that participated in WebJunction's Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project in 2017-18, the most transformational aspect of the process was realizing new ways to meet and collaborate with their communities. ...

  • Data Can Help You Tell Your Storytime Success

    Assessment can be time consuming, intimidating, stress inducing, and just overwhelming. Where do you even begin? What do you do with the data? In the recent webinar,

  • Advice from the Trenches: You’re Not Alone

    Lynn Silipigni Connaway has collected sage advice from the trenches, for those working through assessment projects, and in anticpation of the next session in our webinar series.

    Assessment projects can be intimidating and overwhelming. I hav...

  • Are You Ready to Dig into Assessment Data?

    Back in April, WebJunction and OCLC Research hosted the first webinar in a three-part series on assessing, evaluating and sharing your library’s impact. With nearly 300 attendees in the first session, we know that this topic is important to libraries...

  • New National Study Reveals Voter Perceptions of Libraries

    The Public Library Association, a division of the American Library Association, and the ALA Office for Library Advocacy, in partnership with OCLC, today released the report, From Awareness to Funding: Voter Perceptions and Support of Public Libraries...

  • Immigrant Asset Mapping at Halifax Public Libraries

    Immigrants are such a hot-button issue these days that TechSoup for Libraries decided to search for a library that does excellent work to serve these specialized patrons. The U.S. immigrant population is roughly one in six people. Canada is having an...

  • Webinar Series: Evaluating and Sharing Your Library's Impact

    Ensure your library's programs and services are meeting patrons' needs and exceeding expectations by using evaluation techniques that demonstrate results. This three-part webinar series on user-centered assessment and evaluation will help you go from...

  • Reflections on Opioid Crisis Town Hall

    In collaboration with the Public Library Association, WebJunction hosted the Opioid Crisis Town Hall: Library Needs and Responses, on September 12, 2017 (see Town Hall Summary). Three months following the event, we surveyed participants, asking them ...