May newsletter out now

The Community Managed Libraries Peer Network publishes a monthly newsletter with news and information from the sector, including funding and training opportunities. The May newsletter is out now and includes links for free training for impact measurement, using digital and stock acquisition and highlights three funding opportunities that are open for applications now.

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Measuring Your Impact – A FREE Webinar

Measuring Your Impact – a free webinar from the Community Managed Libraries Peer Network.
Thursday 31st May, 11am-12:30pm.

Join us for an interactive presentation, followed by a Q&A session from the audience, where we’ll be exploring the importance of effective impact measurement for community managed libraries, independents and/or local authority supported libraries. The session will:

  • Consider the crucial role of impact measurement in justifying to others what you do, and to improve your own work.
  • Explore methods of measurement based on your aims.
  • Outline the advantages and disadvantages of self-implemented measurement processes versus externally assisted research.
  • Discuss the development of logical models, which connect what libraries ‘do’ with what effect is had, in order to calculate social value measurement and identify social return on investment.
  • Consider what could be done to assist, individually or collectively, and how.
  • Identify and share some helpful online toolkits and guides that could help you capture data effectively and analyse efficiently to show the positive effects that you are having on your community.

This webinar will be facilitated by Dr Geoff Nichols, Senior Lecturer at Sheffield University Management School, and Prof Peter Taylor of Sheffield Hallam University.

IMPORTANT: You are not required to register via Eventbrite, but you should register via the Webinar platform here, to ensure ease of access to the session on the day.