Project Outcome reaches important milestones

Project Outcome reaches important milestones In December, PLA’s Performance Measurement program for libraries, Project Outcome, surpassed 200,000 patron surveys collected from more than 1,000 libraries. Project Outcome also reached more 2,000 people in 2018 through outreach efforts at conferences, regional training workshops, and webinars. Project Outcome is a free toolkit designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of essential library services and programs by providing simple surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing... read more

New toolkit for increasing awareness of family engagement work

New toolkit for increasing awareness of family engagement work In July, PLA released a free promotional toolkit* designed to help libraries raise awareness of family engagement through libraries. This resource can be used to supplement libraries’ marketing, fundraising, community relations and political advocacy work. The Family Engagement Toolkit was developed in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA), as part of ALA’s Libraries Transform public awareness campaign. Best known for its signature “Because” statements, Libraries Transform was created to help libraries of all kinds communicate in one clear, energetic voice. The Toolkit offers both strategy and tactics for family engagement advocates, including message points, customizable graphics, promotional ideas, and program examples from IDEABOOK: Libraries for Families, a family engagement publication released in 2017 by PLA and the Global Family Research Project. The term “family engagement” describes a shared responsibility among families, educators and communities to support children’s learning and development. Building upon the early-childhood literacy success of Every Child Ready to Read@ your library® (ECRR), PLA established a Family Engagement Initiative in 2015 to help libraries serve families of all types with children of all ages. Public libraries are critical to family engagement, given their ability to develop strong and lasting relationships with families, engage all members of the family no matter their ages or interests, and offer access to afterschool, weekend and summer programming, particularly in communities lacking many resources. *Registration on the Libraries Transform website is required to download the... read more

CFLA: Consultation – Creating the Canadian Research and Development Classification / Élaboration de la Classification canadienne de la recherche et du développement

Message bilingue – Bilingual message Dear CFLA-FCAB members, Forwarding this message as your members may be interested in contributing. ————– Chers membres de la FCAB-CFLA, Je vous envoie ce message, car il est possible que vos membres veuillent participer à cette consultation.     Katherine McColgan, CAE Executive Director — Directrice générale   Canadian Federation of Library Associations Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques     75 rue Jolicoeur, Gatineau QC, J8Y 1A8 613.867.7789 www.cfla-fcab.ca @CFLAFCAB @kdmccolgan   CFLA-FCAB recognizes the Algonquin peoples as the traditional custodians of the land in which our office is located. La FCAB-CFLA reconnaît les Algonquins comme les gardiens traditionnels des terres dans lesquelles se trouve notre secrétariat.   From: Legendre,Ariadne <Ariadne.Legendre@SSHRC-CRSH.GC.CA> On Behalf Of SSHRC-R&D-Classification Sent: February 12, 2019 12:09 PM Subject: Consultation – Creating the Canadian Research and Development Classification / Élaboration de la Classification canadienne de la recherche et du développement   Le texte français suit.   Dear colleague,   A national consultation to inform the development of the new Canadian Research and Development Classification (CRDC) was recently launched by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Canada Foundation for Innovation and Statistics Canada.   The CRDC will improve how research and development activities and investments are classified in Canada, and will allow greater harmonization, integration and coordination among Canada’s granting agencies.   We invite you and the members of your organization to share your views through the online consultation, which is open until March 22, 2019.   Your expertise as a key stakeholder and important contributor to Canada’s research community is valuable to this initiative.  ... read more