Stress Tests: what can your library use

We at @libarystrategy are excited to meet and talk in Aarhus.

Our presentation is a process through which you assess a program or service's viability and success, as well as figure out whether it needs new resources. At the Free Library, we have "stress tested" our book festival, a science camp, our text reference service, a mental health kiosk, and more.

At our interactive session, we will tell you more about our analysis of our Techmobile (http://libwww.freelibrary.org/techmobile/), our digital literacy outreach vehicle, and we will stress test another initiative together. 

What are some of the new initiatives or existing services your library needs to evaluate? What programs are in need of a holistic examination and potential rethinking, or shelving? Tell us here or tweet us @librarystrategy.

--Joel, on behalf of Sara, Nate & Autumn, too

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Comment by Chris Jowaisas on September 5, 2015 at 0:31

Joel:  As I am not a practicing librarian, I don't feel comfortable making suggestions for programs to evaluate, but I did want to say that I am very much looking forward to this session.  The work and process sounds very interesting and I am excited to hear more about the work, specifically, if or how this can be used to be a form of community engagement to design services that align more directly with users needs versus keeping services the same or random launching of services. 

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