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News items related to the Shaping Outcomes project are listed below in reverse chronological order.

8.15.07 - Shaping Outcomes into the future
Shaping Outcomes will be offered as librarian continuing education with the assistance of a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  The Indiana University School of Library and Information Science, Indianapolis, is pleased to announce that they will offer the Shaping Outcomes course, beginning in January 2008, primarily to library professionals.  The course, accessible from any state and library type, will teach participants the skills needed to design project evaluation suitable for LSTA and other library grant sources.  Individual or team participants will pay a fee of $150 for instructor interaction and certificate of completion/skill attainment; IMLS scholarship funds will be available.  More information in the fall of 2007.

1.25.07 - Spaces available for Shaping Outcomes 2007 Course Offerings
Shaping Outcomes courses are being offered in the summer and fall of 2007, free of charge, for library and museum professionals nationwide. If you are interested in registering for one of these courses or learning more about these course offerings, please contact the project manager at

11.22.06 - Library Presentation
Learn more about the Shaping Outcomes project through a presentation designed specifically for the library audience. Download this powerpoint presentation.

09.09.06 - Conference Presentation
View an Association of Midwest Museums conference presentation titled "Shaping Outcomes: What can outcomes-based planning and evaluation do for you?" Download this powerpoint presentation.

08.03.06 - Conference Presentation
View a conference presentation titled "What Difference Do We Make?: Outcomes-Based Evaluations" by Elizabeth Kryder-Reid, Director, Museum Studies, IUPUI and Principal Investigator, Shaping Outcomes (presenter); Kristine R. Brancolini, Director, Digital Library Program, Indiana University (presenter); and Elizabeth Johnson, Lilly Library, Indiana University, (seminar moderator) presented at the RBMS Preconference, Austin Texas, June 21, 2006. Download this powerpoint presentation.

12.05.05 - Spring Offerings
Spring 2006 offerings of Shaping Outcomes will evaluate the effectiveness of the course with library staff from the University of Arizona and the Kansas City Public Library as well as with IUPUI Museum Studies undergraduate and graduate students.

11.15.05 - Shaping Outcomes Testing
Version 1 of the Shaping Outcomes course is tested with three target audiences – staff from a children’s museum, Indiana University- Bloomington students, and IUPUI Library Science graduate students

10.01.05 - Case Study Development
Project members work in consultation with IMLS to select approximately 20 museum and library projects using outcomes-based planning evaluation. These projects will be developed as case studies exemplifying “best practices” implemented in a range of institutions.

10.01.05 - Version 1 for Fall 2005
Version 1.0 of the software was released October 1, 2005 for use in Fall 2005 courses: SLIS 615 and the online tutorial through Community Learning Network (CLN) for practitioners at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and interested students at IU-Bloomington.

08.31.05 - Website Launch
The Shaping Outcomes website was launched August 31, 2005. This website was designed to provide news and information about the Shaping Outcomes projects.

08.01.05 - Course Version 1 Launch
Revisions based on evaluation data from beta test of the course and on feedback from the Steering Committee are made and Version 1 of the course is launched.

07.25.05 - Beta Version Available
A beta version of the course materials will be used for field testing during Summer II at IUPUI.

06.07.05 - June Steering Committee Meeting
The June Steering Committee meeting was a success. Held June 6-7, 2005, this was the first face-to-face meeting of this group.

06.01.05 - Prototype of Course Materials
A prototype of the course materials is now available online. This "alpha version" will be edited for use in summer testing.

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Shaping Outcomes Steering Committee

The following list contains the names and institutions of steering committee members.

Nikki (Linda) Andersen, M.A.

Dr. Daniel Dillard Barron, Ph.D. (retired)
Director and Professor of Mass Communications and Information Studies

Randi Korn, M.A.
Founding Director of Randi Korn & Associates, Inc., Alexandria, VA

Stephen E. Weil, A.B., L.L.B
Scholar Emeritus, Center for Education and Museum Studies

Jennifer Younger, Ph.D.
Edward H. Arnold Director of Libraries
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

James (Jim) Nelson, M.S.
State Librarian/ Commissioner, Kentucky Department for Libraries & Archives, Frankfort, KY

Phil Turner
Vice Provost for Learning Enhancement and Professor, University of North Texas
School of Library and Information Science

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IMLS Contacts

Susan Malbin
Senior Program Officer

Karen Motylewski
Evaluation Officer

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Project Team

The following list contains the names and institutions of project team members.

Principal Investigator
Elizabeth (Liz) Kryder-Reid, Ph.D.
IUPUI Associate Professor of Anthropology & Director of Museum Studies

Other Project Members

Daniel J. Callison, Ed.D.
Office of the Dean

Barbara Wolf, Ph.D.
IUB Professor of Education and Evaluation Studies

Howard R. Mzumara, Ph.D.
IUPUI Director of Testing Center
(Project Evaluator)

Helen Schwartz, Ph.D.
IUPUI Professor of English
(Developer of content and instructor for several course sections)

Annette Lamb, Ph.D.
IUPUI Senior Lecturer and Professor for Online Course Development, School of Library and Information Science
(Web and tech through December 2006)

Rachel Applegate, Ph.D
IUPUI Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science
(Developer of content, instructor for course sections, received grant that will continue the project after February 2008)

Carol Tilley, M.L.S.
IUPUI Lecturer and Coordinator for Distance Learning Programs,
School of Library and Information Science

Youg-Bok Hong
IUPUI Herron School of Art, Assistant Professor
(Web site and dissemination material design)

Katherine Schilling
IUPUI Herron School of Art, Assistant Professor
(Web site and dissemination material design)

Sharon Henriksen, MA
IUPUI Lecturer in English
(Current web and tech-through February 2008)

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Graduate Assistants:

Natasha Solomon
Project Manager
School of Library and Information Science- August 2005 M.L.S. candidate
School of Liberal Arts, Museum Studies- graduate certificate student

Bethany Fales
Project Manager
School of Liberal Arts, Museum Studies- M.A. candidate

Stefanie Gerber
Project Manager
School of Liberal Arts, Museum Studies- M.A. candidate

Paul Slater
Content Development (March 2005-May 2005)
School of Library and Information Science- M.L.S. candidate

Ramona Schenke
Content Development (June 2005-present)
School of Library and Information Science- M.L.S. candidate

Jessica Jacot
Evaluation Assistant (March 2005-July 2006)
School of Social Work- Second year student in M.S.W. program

Ranjita Schinde
Evaluation Assistant (August 2005-present)
Psychology Department – M.S. candidate

Nancee Reeves
Content Development Assistant (Summer 2006-Spring 2007)
English Department – M.A. candidate

Kara Lewis
Dissemination Assistant (January 2007-December 2007)
School of Liberal Arts, Museum Studies- M.A. candidate

Denise Czachura
Evaluation Assistant (August 2007-December 2007)
School of Liberal Arts, Museum Studies- M.A. candidate

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