This just in from Larra Smith, the ALA staffer working with the ALA Digital Literacy Task Force:
TechSoup and Community Technology Network are facilitating a free webinar this Thursday on evaluating digital literacy projects. Whether you received BTOP funding, state library funds, local funding, or are implementing projects on your own dime, it is necessary to be able to track and communicate the effects this important work has on our communities.
WHAT: Evaluating Digital Literacy Programs
WHEN: Thursday, June 30, 2011, 11 am PST
In this free webinar, Linda Hofschire, Research Analyst at the Colorado State Library and a BTOP grant recipient, will discuss the systems they use to track their impact, what they report, other indicators they track, and how this data will benefit their libraries beyond the grant period. We will also provide a broad overview of evaluation fundamentals and highlight some reporting tools.
This webinar is specifically developed for anyone currently managing a computer center, librarians involved in computer-related programs, those who support digital literacy programs, or BTOP grant recipients. You will leave with an understanding of how to track the impact of your public access computers and computer training programs.
Hope to see you there!
(PS – BTOP stands for Broadband Technology and Opportunities Program, an initiative of the National Broadband Plan. Learn more about BTOP here)