Assessment, Evaluation & Planning: See Also Links

Assessment and Research

Pew Research Center - Libraries

Public Libraries Survey (PLS)

Public Library Data Service (PLDS)


Project Outcome

Pew Hispanic Center

Library Research Service
Based in Colorado, the Library Research Service generates library statistics and research for library and education professionals, public officials, and the media.

US Census Bureau, Hispanic Population of the United States
Detailed Census information on the Hispanic Population in the United States.

Project Management

Crowdsourced Library Project Management Toolkit
A crowdsourced collection of information, tips, techniques, and tools for project managers working in libraries.

Project Management - Free Management Library
Explanation, explorations, and resources for project management on the Free Management Library

Project Management as a Core Competency for Librarians
An article from the Library|Work|Success blog

How Do We Manage? Project Management in Libraries: An Investigation
An article by Jenn Anne Horwath in Partnership, the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research

American Alliance of Museums (AAM) four-part recorded webinar series on project management includes:

Project Management Basics
Project Management: Creating a Scope of Work
Project Management: Getting the Project Work Done
Project Management: Closing and Evaluating the Project

These additional Project Management resources shared by 2/5/15 webinar attendees:

The Art of Project Management
Book by Scott Berkun (see excerpt)

Microsoft Project 2010: The Missing Manual
Combines lots of detail about the software with an introduction to the basics of project management itself. Two topics that tend to intimidate people, presented together in a thoroughly non-intimidating way. There's a Project 2013 version also.

Principal Investigator's Guide
This is a guide for project leaders and managers on how to integrate evaluation into their project design from the beginning, and find/work with external evaluators. Although it's designed for STEM education project leaders it can be used by anyone working in informal learning environments, like museums and libraries.

A free project management software called Asana. It's really great for teams to use. Read how one team has successfully used Asana to manage a remote team.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Project Management

The Concise Guide to Becoming an Independent Consultant
Book by Herman Holtz

Harvard Business Essentials - Manager's Toolkit

ALA's Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)
Host a Project Management Institute at Midwinter conference

Disaster Planning

dPlan: Online Disater Planning Tool
This online disaster planning tool is intended for small and medium-sized institutions that do not have in-house preservation staff, but is also valuable for large library systems or museum campuses that need to develop separate but related plans for multiple buildings, locations, or branches. Entering data into an online template allows you to create a customized disaster plan for your institution.

CoOL - Conservation Online
A freely accessible platform to generate and disseminate vital resources for those working to preserve cultural heritage worldwide. Through the support of the Foundation of the American Institute of Conservation, CoOL is committed to growing and sustaining these resources into the future. As an authoritative and trusted source of information, CoOL serves to foster, convene, and promote collaboration.

Disaster Response and Recovery
AIC's disaster response and recovery efforts include facilitating the National Heritage Responders (NHR) - formerly American Institute for Conservation - Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT) - training; working through FAIC with the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield to help recover cultural and historic artifacts damaged by the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti; assisting in the Northeast after Hurricane Sandy in late 2012; assembling guides and information; as well as partnering with other organizations and their disaster response and recovery efforts.
U.S. government site devoted to information to help your business prepare for any type of emergency or disaster, either natural or manmade.

Disaster Planning: Backup, Backup, Backup!
This online seminar from TechSoup reviews various approaches to backup and help you implement a solution that readies your organization for any disaster — however big or small — that might come your way.

TechSoup's Disaster Planning and Recovery Toolkit
A set of guides, articles, and other resources collected by TechSoup, with particular emphasis on technology protection,

Other Organizations:

California Preservation Program

Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC)

National Archives and Records Administration

Smithsonian Institution

Outcomes Based Planning and Evaluation

Shaping Outcomes
Shaping Outcomes is an online course for library and museum professionals based upon Outcomes Based Planning and Evaluation (OBPE), preparing staff to plan internal projects and to produce robust design and evaluation plans for grant proposals. It was developed as a cooperative project between the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI).