Embedding Evaluation teams will:

  • Receive customized training, coaching, and technical assistance in evaluation of public library programs and services;
  • Improve their ability to evaluate library programs and services;
  • Join an on-going community of practice in their region; and
  • Be positioned as leaders within their region, state, and/or nationally.

Training, coaching, and technical assistance will focus on topics such as:

  • Data collection methods
  • Data analysis methods
  • Evaluation design
  • Use of evaluation findings for purposes including program improvement and demonstrating library value
  • Developing evaluation priorities and plans
  • Structuring and supporting evaluation coordinator positions/teams
  • Cultivating buy-in
  • Developing a culture of evaluation