Don’t forget that the OYAN Fall Workshop and Membership Meeting are this Friday at the Wilsonville Public Library!
Outcome-Based Evaluation: Putting Teen Programs on a Level Playing Field with Children’s Programs
Friday, October 21, 10am to 12pm
Katie Anderson, Youth Services Consultant of the Oregon State Library, will present. Teen programs typically get significantly less attendance than children’s programs, so it’s difficult to use statistics to justify your time and budget. Outcome-based evaluation is a way to find out the impact your program has on the teens who participate and communicate the value of your time and budget. At this presentation you will get an overview of outcome-based evaluation and will work on developing an outcome-based evaluation for one of your teen programs or services. Come with one teen program or service you want to evaluate in mind. Leave with desired outcomes for that program or service, ideas for evaluating it, and ideas for communicating the result to your library director and other stakeholders. If you’d like to join us, please email Bobbye Hernandez and let us know you are coming.
And if you’re coming for the workshop, stay for the membership meeting! The fall membership meeting will be held from 1 to 4pm. OYAN meetings are lively, fun, and not just business! Share and learn about new books and program ideas with your colleagues and help strengthen teen services in libraries.
Not able to make the fall meeting? Our next one will be held on Friday, January 27th at the St. Helens Public Library — mark your calendars now!