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Evaluation Project
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I'd like to focus my evaluation project around our annual week-long traveling event called Teen Tour. The purpose of the event is to motivate, encourage and inspire teens to embrace possibilities within themselves. We do this by connecting teens directly with individuals who do great things; someone teens can relate to. This event lasts one week and throughout that week, librarians host events at schools for students that highlight the creative professional as the keynote speaker. Events can consist of all school assemblies to classroom workshops, depending on the need of the school, skill set of the creative professional, and overall schedule for the week. An added benefit we hope to create with this event is a strengthened relationship between the library and the schools in our service area.

It is the largest districtwide project we offer for teens and over the years, we’ve worked to be specific about the purpose of the event and the target audience we focus on from year to year. ‘Teens’ in general is a pretty broad net to cast - spanning through so many different developmental stages and needs, so we rotate between focusing on high school students one year, and middle school students another year. Since our recent overhaul of the program, this year will be our first full rotation. Last year we served middle schools – and this September we will serve high school students.

Last year with our middle school event, we attempted to measure outcomes with post-surveys of the students combined with a later survey of the teachers and their observations of students behavior/attitudes. With the high school event, we plan to again survey teachers about observations of students and are creating an inspiration station at a couple of our schools – which is an interactive survey tool we’ve created to gauge what students took away from the presenter’s message.

Our challenge comes in knowing which questions to ask, how to ask them so they are still relevant to teens, and what methods are best to use. We believe in this event, but as it is one of our more expensive events to host, we need more concrete measures to depend on and demonstrate the value from year to year. It would also be nice to find a way to measure long-term impact, but I just don’t know how we accomplish this in libraries with the nature of our work.
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Evaluation Project - by LindaHofschire - 07-19-2017, 10:24 AM
RE: Evaluation Project - by debohamilton - 07-26-2017, 11:51 AM
RE: Evaluation Project - by Dhayden - 07-26-2017, 12:08 PM
RE: Evaluation Project - by darcypolettiharp - 07-26-2017, 12:17 PM
RE: Evaluation Project - by amiepilla - 07-26-2017, 02:21 PM
RE: Evaluation Project - by KelseyS - 07-26-2017, 03:14 PM
RE: Evaluation Project - by LSeegmiller - 07-26-2017, 06:28 PM
RE: Evaluation Project - by LibraryAndrea - 07-27-2017, 01:01 PM
RE: Evaluation Project - by SarahJ - 07-27-2017, 01:33 PM
RE: Evaluation Project - by Kelli J - 07-28-2017, 10:42 AM
RE: Evaluation Project - by TomPotter - 07-27-2017, 01:37 PM
RE: Evaluation Project - by megwempe - 07-27-2017, 04:04 PM
RE: Evaluation Project - by cmcclell - 07-27-2017, 04:38 PM
RE: Evaluation Project - by ssmith - 07-27-2017, 04:48 PM
RE: Evaluation Project - by ignaciolibrary - 07-27-2017, 05:14 PM
RE: Evaluation Project - by Rachael.Parlier - 07-27-2017, 06:25 PM
RE: Evaluation Project - by Ana Lash - 07-28-2017, 04:16 PM
RE: Evaluation Project - by jhenning - 07-28-2017, 05:14 PM
RE: Evaluation Project - by tsayles - 07-28-2017, 06:14 PM
RE: Evaluation Project - by cumeyer - 07-28-2017, 06:34 PM
RE: Evaluation Project - by msanchez - 07-29-2017, 12:03 PM
RE: Evaluation Project - by lisa@cb - 07-29-2017, 06:50 PM
RE: Evaluation Project - by mariasan7 - 07-30-2017, 09:28 AM
RE: Evaluation Project - by CameronRiesnberger - 07-30-2017, 04:02 PM
RE: Evaluation Project - by Gina Scioscia - 07-30-2017, 07:51 PM
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RE: Evaluation Project - by Rachel - 07-30-2017, 09:42 PM
RE: Evaluation Project - by Tony Brewer - 07-30-2017, 10:02 PM
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RE: Evaluation Project - by bennhoff - 07-31-2017, 07:41 AM

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