ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
The IMLS-funded National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment (NILPPA) was developed to understand the impact of library public programs nationwide. At the time of the conference in June 2018, the research initiative will be well underway. The research team will use this opportunity to share results with the field and invite practitioners to join the research process.
We will share findings to date from our two inter-related research questions:
1. How can we characterize and categorize public programs offered by libraries today?
2. What competencies and training are required for professionals working with library programming?
Each question is being addressed with a a robust mixed methods data collection and analysis strategy by a collaborative team of experts in the library field. This presentation is part of our commitment to transparency throughout the research process and field-wide input to validate the research findings.