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Step Four: Outcomes (Parts 1-6) Example of Outcomes Related to System-wide Electronic Resources Training Project

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Outcome 1
Indicator
Data Source
Data Interval
Target Applied To
Target
Library staff search electronic genealogy resources
  • # and % staff who can describe how to conduct an effective EGR search as assessed by a trained observer during a workshop
Observation
At end of course All library staff who complete the course N=445 # = 356 (80%)
  • # and % of staff who score 80 or better on 3 searches prescribed in a quiz
Quiz At end of course All library staff who complete the course N=445 # = 356 (80%)
  • The # and % staff who can identify 3 effective search engines assessed by a trained observer during a workshop
Observation At end of course All library staff who complete the course N=445 # = 356 (80%)
Outcome 2
Indicator
Data Source
Data Interval
Target Applied To
Target
Library staff help patrons using EGR
  • # and % staff who report X number of successful searches with patrons using EGR as assessed by a rubric
Participant Reports After 6 months/ annual All library staff who complete the course N=445 # = 222 (50%) X= 5 successful searches
Outcome 3
Indicator
Data Source
Data Interval
Target Applied To
Target
Library staff teach targeted community groups to EGR
  • # and % staff who report training X number of community groups to use EGR
Participant Reports After 6 months/ annual All library staff who complete the course N=445 # = 222 (50%)
  • # and % of targeted community patrons who can identify 3 effective genealogy search engines as assessed by a trained observer during a workshop
Observation & reports At end of course All community patrons who complete the course N=2220 # = 1776 (80%)
  • The # and % community patrons who can describe how to conduct an effective EGR search as assessed by a trained observer during a workshop
Observation & reports At end of course All community patrons who complete the course N=2220 # = 1776 (80%)
  • # and % of community patrons who score 80 or better on 3 searches prescribed in a quiz
Quiz & reports At end of course All community patrons who complete the course N=2220 # = 1776 (80%)
Outcome 4
Indicator
Data Source
Data Interval
Target Applied To
Target
Patrons report successful use of EGR
  • # and % of patrons helped by a librarian who report X number of successful uses of EGR as assessed by a rubric applied to a survey
Survey/rubric After 6 months/ annual 222 library staff report 5 help incidents
Patron N = 1110
# = 111
(10%)
  • # and % of patrons who received community training who report X number of successful uses of EGR as assessed by a rubric applied to a survey
Survey/rubric After 6 months/ annual Patrons successful during training
N = 1776
# = 177
(10%)


February 1, 2006 -- asm
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