The Public Library Association PLA, a division of the American Library Association, is the largest association dedicated to supporting the unique and evolving needs of public library professionals. Founded in 1944, PLA serves nearly 10,000 members in public libraries large and small in communities across the United States and Canada, with a growing presence around the world. PLA offers continuing education opportunities, unique public library initiatives, and a biannual conference that welcomes public library staff into meaningful partnership. PLAs initiatives, such as Project Outcome, expand the organizations reach beyond its members. This project involves website development in relation to creation and integration of a Health Survey for their performance measurement initiative, Project Outcome, to benefit NNLM, the Regional Medical Libraries RMLs, and the public and other libraries that receive NNLM funding for programming and outreach. The Health Survey questions will be created by NNLM and approved by PLAs Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment Committee. Once survey questions are finalized, PLA will work with web developers to integrate the new Health Survey into the Project Outcome website. This project represents one portion of a larger Project Outcome proposal, which also includes survey development, and access and training.

Project Details

Organization Name

American Library Association

Organization Type
Project Lead

Samantha Lopez

Start Date
December 1, 2018
End Date
April 30, 2019
Funding Amount
Data Scientist
Educator, K-12
Library or Information Professional