Managing Children's Services: Program Evaluation (Free webinar)

Managing Children's Services: Program Evaluation (Free webinar)

This is a free webinar from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC).

Explore methods to evaluate library programs that take you beyond attendance numbers and surveys. We'll look at ways to gather meaningful feedback from both children and their caregivers. And finally, we'll share ideas for how you can use the information you gather in your program evaluations. This is one in a series of webinars presented by the Managing Children's Services Committee.
Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn to:

  • Choose evaluation methods that will lead to meaningful and useful feedback
  • Explore evaluation models from nonprofits, schools, and other spaces
  • Collect feedback not just from caregivers, but also directly from children
  • Use the information gathered to improve staff evaluations and to encourage staff to make meaningful changes to programming
  • Advocate for youth services using the feedback you collect

Who Should Attend

Children's Librarians and Youth Services Librarians in public and school libraries who offer children’s programming, and managers and consultants who are involved in collecting statistics and evaluating services. It would also be valuable to staff who manage children’s librarians or others who may be evaluating the work of youth services librarians.

For details and to register, visit

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Online - at your computer
Other Webinar

To register for a DLD workshop or webinar, you must be a current staff member, Friend, or Board Member/Trustee of a library in CT. If you are an unemployed librarian in CT, please contact Steve Cauffman (  or 860-704-2223) to register.

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend a workshop you have registered for, please remember to cancel at least 3 days in advance so we can give your spot to someone else. You can cancel via the link in your confirmation email, or by contacting Steve Cauffman | (860) 704-2223.

Those who miss (without cancelling) 3 events within a 6-month period will be placed on the waiting list when registering for future events. Be sure to sign in when you arrive for any workshop.

Inclement Weather Policy

For all in-person workshops offered by the CT State Library, Division of Library Development:

If the public schools in the town where the workshop is to be held close due to weather, the workshop will be canceled. If the schools have a delay, the workshop will go on as scheduled.

For the most up-to-date information, call us at 860-704-2200.

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Continuing Education workshops and the professional development collection are funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.