Outreach Evaluation Resource Center
Quarterly Report: May - July, 2002
Training and continuing education
C. Burroughs and M. Blake conducted the full day evaluation workshop on:
- May 18 at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX
- June 27 at the Tribal College Librarians Institute, Bozeman, MT
June 7: C. Burroughs presented a talk titled "Program Evaluation: Tips for Planning" by invitation for the Northern Wisconsin Area Health Education Center Conference, Wasau, WI.
Web site development
C. Burroughs continued planning meetings with Dr. Zoe Stavri, consultant, about developing a stand alone web-based toolkit for the evaluation guide on ways to develop useful research objectives and methodology for decision-based evaluation.
Consultation with Network members and NNO
C. Burroughs consulted with project staff of the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley Health Information Hispanic Outreach project to develop project objectives for each outreach site for submittal to NLM.
At the RML director's meeting on May 17 in Dallas, Texas, C. Burroughs facilitated a full staff discussion about cross-regional evaluation to prioritize progress measures for NN/LM outreach to public libraries and public health departments. NN/LM staff reached consensus on 3 priority objectives for each outreach audience that the RMLs will track and evaluate based on a cohesive evaluation plan. Over the next several months, C. Burroughs worked with NNO to identify and convene two task forces (consisting of RML staff and stakeholders from each outreach audience) to address how these objectives will be reached and evaluated.
Assistance with analysis, synthesis, and reporting of evaluation results
No activity in this time period.
Communications and collaboration
C. Burroughs worked with members of the MLA/PNC chapter to plan and develop a survey to assess need and use of electronic document delivery methods.
C. Burroughs continued maintaining and updating the OERC website.
Utilization and promotion of the evaluation guide.
NN/LM PNR continued to distribute the guide based on
Facilitated site meeting with staff from the National Outreach Mapping Center.