In this short information session, Roger Henshaw of Public Libraries Australia chats to Alison Lasek of Culture Counts about the exciting new initiative for libraries. The PLA Evaluation Network is open to all Australian libraries who wish to better understand their impact and value through data.
The 25 minute recorded info session covers:
• An overview of the PLA Evaluation Network and what’s involved
• How the value of a library can be measured beyond simple membership numbers and lending statistics
• How using standardised metrics can open up opportunities for big data analysis, benchmarking and sector insights
• How outcomes data can be used to understand community needs and effectively communicate the full value story of libraries to stakeholders
Registrations for the PLA Evaluation Network are open until 30 August, and interested libraries who were unable to attend the webinar on July 10th are encouraged to view this recorded information session. Full project details are available here.