Overview: Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC)
Librarians and health educators conduct programs to improve access to health information. The OERC provides assistance in developing well-planned evaluation to help target and measure outreach success.
About the OERC
The OERC builds capacity for health information outreach evaluation in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM). When evaluation is an integral part of an outreach project, participants can identify approaches that work well, learn from experiences, make mid-course corrections, and recognize accomplishments. Through evaluation, members of the NN/LM and staff of the Regional Medical Libraries can demonstrate to partners and stakeholders that efforts have made a difference...more information
The OERC also facilitates planning and evaluation of cross-regional outreach collaboration... more information
News and discussion about health information outreach.
Publications from the OERC
This 2006 series of three booklets presents step-by-step planning and evaluation methods. Along with providing information about evaluation, each booklet includes a case study and worksheets to assist with outreach planning. The booklets are designed to supplement Measuring the Difference: Guide to Planning and Evaluating Health Information Outreach and to support evaluation workshops.