Conducting Effective Community Needs Assessment 101

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Course Description

Libraries of all sizes must be prepared to deliver services that reflect the changing needs of communities. They maintain critical relevancy by conducting regular and effective community needs assessments. Review examples of frameworks and tools needed to begin a new community needs assessment. Form an actionable plan to align with the library’s mission and vision and secure the library’s role as a vital organization in the community.

Learning objectives for this session include
  • Evaluate the current community assessment of the organization
  • Access framework tools and strategies to prepare a new assessment
  • Employ promotion and timeline to launch a new assessment
  • Activate review and evaluation of assessment data to formulize future library planning

Homework: This session includes 1 optional homework assignment

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Session Duration: 
This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.
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