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Using NN/LM’s Outreach Evaluation Resource Center Tools And Resources Guide

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One of the Centers in The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is the Outreach and Evaluation Resource Center (OERC).  This center is located at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA http://nnlm.gov/evaluation.   The OERC has created a Guide to evaluation tools and other resources that you and your library can use to evaluate your programs: http://guides.nnlm.gov/content.php?pid=494137&sid=4058311.   Here are some of the tools and resources described in the Guide:

Community Oriented Outreach

  • Building Partnerships: tips on successful collaborations, tools for improving collaboration with community networks
  • Participatory Evaluation: toolkits for practical participatory evaluation, processes for conducting outcome-based evaluations

Evaluation Planning

  • OERC Guides to incorporating evaluation planning into your outreach projects
  • Evaluation planning resources from other organizations, including logic models
  • List of outreach projects funded by NLM

Data Collection and Analysis

  •  Needs Assessments and Data Collection: access to data indicators, tips for questionnaire development, guides for using Appreciative Inquiry for evaluation
  • Data Analysis: Resources for statistical methods and guides for analyzing qualitative and quantitative data

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Reporting and Visualizing:

  • Data Dashboards: guides for creating popular data dashboards
  • Data Visualization: teachings of Edward Tufte and lists of visualization methods
  • Reporting: tools for presentation design and TEDtalks about presentation structure

 

 

 

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