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Urban Libraries Outcomes Management Webinar Date: Monday, February 29, 2016

Members — please share with appropriate staff who might be interested in seeing that webinar which is being conducted by Counting Opinions.  As you know they are the provider of the KPI system CULC/CBUC uses to collect annual data.  

Urban Libraries Outcomes Management Webinar

Date:  Monday, February 29, 2016
Time: 11:00 am PACIFIC; 12:00 MOUNTAIN:  13:00 CENTRAL; 14:00 EASTERN; 15:00 ATLANTIC.  Will be 60 minutes.  
For webinar details, click here:

The comprehensive, web-hosted Reading Club App (RC App) from Counting Opinions (CO) automates the capture and management of registrations, activities and “outcomes” (summer, teen, adult, etc.) including an engaging, interactive experience for participants. The RC App is easily configurable to meet any reading club requirement, and also includes pre-configured options for TD SRC, BC SRC and others, complete with program images, suggested titles and data reporting requirements.

The RC App includes fully integrated “outcomes” measurement (aligned with the PLA Project Outcome) that is part of the broader outcomes measurement platform available from CO.

Benefits to CULC members include:
  1. Effectively measure and demonstrate outcomes!
  2. Quick and easy implementation
  3. Easily configured for local requirements or to meet predefined standards (e.g., TD SRP, etc.)
  4. Deliver one or more reading clubs, throughout the year
  5. Emphasize fun and engagement including suggested titles, badges, loot, certificates, progress tracking, contests and more
  6. Reduce staff administrative burden so they can focus on encouraging literacy and lifelong learning
  7. Supports CASL standards for privacy
  8. Enables group and individual registration and participation
  9. Supports engagement with community organizations e.g., schools, museums. etc. 
  10. Data is not subject to the U.S. Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (sequel of the Patriot Act).

Childrens/Teens/Adult coordinator(s are welcome to attend.

Reminder: CULC members are eligible for a subscription discount.

For webinar details, click here:


IFLA President's Meeting - April 7-8 / TORONTO

Participate in the interactive IFLA President’s Meeting planned for April 7-8 at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto including tours and receptions with library leaders from around the world both the day before and after the meeting.  Registration fee is $200. Canadian.


With the theme, Call to Action: Building the Change Agenda for the Information Profession, we want to ensure the meeting provides some concrete opportunities/actions for moving forward.  Discussions will focus on how libraries and the profession are responding to current societal trends outlined in the IFLA Trend Report,  Your observations on the issues in your area that need response and any possible actions or opportunities you might recommend will contribute greatly to the discussions.  We think of this meeting as more of a summit or working meeting than a conference.  We expect hard questions to be put on the table for discussion.  So please join us.  Register now.

And if you need a hotel, book it soon as our room block at $179./night disappears in early March.


We have arranged different topic panels,

Where speakers talk for 10 minutes, followed by some Q&A and then facilitated table discussions.


Donna Scheeder, IFLA President &

Jane Dysart

IFLA President’s Meeting,Program Director & Logistics

April 6-9 in Toronto, Canada

IFLA Standing Committees: Knowledge Management & Continuing Professional Development & Workplace Learning