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2018 LSTA

Project Surveys

When to survey

An evaluation survey for the following LSTA funded instructional programs, content acquisition/creation, and planning projects is required by IMLS. The survey questions vary, depending on the activity and beneficiary: 

Instructional Program for the Public
  1. I learned something by participating in this library activity
  2. I am confident about using what I have learned
  3. I am likely to apply what I have learned
  4. I am more likely to participate in a similar library activity
  5. I am more likely to use other library services and resources
Instructional Program for Library Staff
  1. I learned something by participating in this library activity
  2. I am confident about using what I have learned
  3. I am likely to apply what I have learned
  4. Applying what I learned will help improve library services to the public
Content Acquisition or Creation for Library Staff
  1. I am satisfied that the resource is meeting library needs
  2. Applying the resource will help improve library services to the public
Planning/Evaluation for Library Staff
  1. I believe the planning/evaluation addresses library needs
  2. I am satisfied with the extent to which the plan/evaluation addresses library needs
  3. The information from the plan/evaluation will be applied to address library needs

The above questions are from IMLS. Please, do NOT alter them, but feel free to add additional questions or a comments section to suit your project outcome needs. 

Why Survey

The survey questions, which align with PLA’s Project Outcome, are meant to do two things:

  1. Help measure project outputs/outcomes for the final evaluation, while at the same time providing a tool for to make informed data driven decisions regarding future activities
  2. Help IMLS identify new innovations, investment patterns, and track trends regarding LSTA effectiveness, value and impact

Survey Forms

Available HERE. (the Manage Your Grant section, under Reports and Other Forms)

Final Survey Reporting Worksheets

Do NOT submit the actual surveys to NSLAPR. Attach final survey worksheets with your final evaluation. The worksheet will ask for:

  1. Activity title
  2. Total number of surveys distributed
  3. Total number of surveys completed
  4. Total number of survey responses for each option on the question scale

Final Report forms are in the Manage Your Project section under Reports and Other Forms.