In the Library with the Lead Pipe » How Well Are You Doing Your Job? You Don’t Know. No One Does. | Future of School Libraries |

In Brief: The outputs librarians are measuring are not directly associated with specific practices that lead to improved lives for the people we serve. If we cannot make that connection, we have no way of knowing how well we are doing our jobs. This article suggests four measurable outcomes that libraries and librarians could use to make sure their activities are improving their constituents’ well-being, and also use in comparing their effectiveness with each other, allowing less effective libraries to learn from libraries that are achieving greater levels of success.

Via Trudy Raymakers, Karen du Toit, Joyce Valenza