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NILPPA Research & Insights

Dive into NILPPA's publications to discover key insights into library public programming. Our work, a collaboration between the ALA and Knology, investigates the varieties, trends, impacts, and essential competencies in library programming. Through rigorous research and analysis, NILPPA guides library professionals in enhancing community engagement and programming excellence.

Partnering for Stronger Programming: A Toolkit for Libraries

2024

Recommended Citation:
American Library Association. (2024). Partnering for Stronger Programming: A Toolkit for Libraries. Chicago: American Library Association.

NILPPA Phase 2 Summary Report

2024

Recommended Citation:
Knology. (2024). NILPPA Phase 2 summary report. Knology Publication #IML.074.548.03. Chicago: American Library Association.

Skills for 21st-Century Librarians

2021

Recommended Citation:
Norlander, R.J., & Barchas-Lichtenstein, J. (2021). Skills for 21st-Century Librarians: Learning Objectives for Library Programming. Knology Publication #IML.074.707.02. Chicago: American Library Association.

NILPPA Phase 1 White Paper

2019

Recommended Citation:
Sheppard, B., Flinner, K., Norlander, R.J., Fournier, M.D. (2019). National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment: Phase 1, A White Paper on the Dimensions of Library Programs & the Skills and Training for Library Program Professionals. NewKnowledge Publication #IML.074.207.07. Chicago: American Library Association & New Knowledge Organization Ltd. https://nilppa.org/.

NILPPA Phase 1 Summative Report

2019

Recommended Citation:
Barchas-Lichtenstein, J., Norlander, R., Voiklis, J., Nock, K., Fraser, J., & Danter, E. (2019). National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment: Summative Report. NewKnowledge Publication #IML.074.207.06. Chicago: American Library Association & New Knowledge Organization Ltd.

NILPPA Planning Grant White Paper

2014

Recommended Citation:
American Library Association. (2014). National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment White Paper. Chicago: American Library Association.