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In the Capacity module, you will learn how to self-assess the unique capacity of your library and infuse connected learning into programs for libraries big and small.
After completing this module, you will be able to...
- Explain the concept of “capacity” in the following areas: partnerships, technology acquisition, technology use, space, and staffing (Section 1: Introduction).
- Map out capacity in various areas, e.g. space, partnerships, technology acquisition, technology use, staffing (Section 2: Before You Start).
- Self-assess your library or department’s capacity in each area (Section 3: Self-Assessing Capacity).
- Identify your community's unique strengths and assets and find ways to address community needs (Section 4: Determining Community Need).
- Develop a roadmap for addressing capacity challenges in your library (Section 5: Developing A Roadmap).
- Identify strategies for optimizing services given your existing capacity (Section 6: Moving Forward).
Complete this worksheet by creating a list of what you already know (the K in KWL) about assessment and/or evaluation. In the second column, write down what you want (W) to learn in this module. You’ll fill out the last column, what you learned (L) when you have completed this module.
|What do you already know about capacity?||What do you want to learn about capacity?||What did you learn from this module about capacity? (You will answer this question at the end of the module.)|
How to Use This Module
Navigate this module using the menu on the left side of the page.
- Each section has learning outcomes which are displayed in blue like this.
Quotes from researchers and practitioners look like this.
At the end of each section, there are additional resources for you to explore further on your own if you choose. Ready to get started? Let’s begin with Section 1: Introduction to Capacity.