Libraries are shifting the intentionality of their hands-on programming to focus on learning as an explicit goal. But how do we know that patrons are learning when engaged in informal activities, not just doing, and how do we communicate this learning to taxpayers, granting organizations, and patrons themselves, who increasingly seek evidence of success? What are granting organizations looking for in proposals as effective evidence of learning? In this panel discussion, IMLS funded researchers working in school and public libraries will distill their experiences analyzing informal learning into practical strategies that librarians can implement on the ground.
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Information
School of Information, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Senior Program Officer
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
Washington, District Of Columbia
Providence Public Library
Providence, Rhode Island