You can be one of 400 U.S. library systems to join the IMPACT survey pilot. You’ll be provided with free evaluation and advocacy tools useful for measuring and communicating the impact of providing free access to computers and the Internet. The University of Washington, with generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is extending the benefits of the 2009 U.S. IMPACT Study patron web survey by making it available to all public libraries to use in their own data collection, evaluation, and advocacy efforts. Sign up through the survey website, http://impactsurvey.org.
As a pilot library, you will receive support throughout your involvement. Participating libraries must begin their survey fielding period by September 12th. You’ll have access to a vetted survey tool, customized promotional materials and web graphics, a full-color, ready-for-distribution report of your library’s data, and individualized advocacy materials to help communicate the value of your public access technology to a variety of audiences.
Tell us about your daily routine maintaining public computers, or a moment when you were particularly proud. Don't forget that what might be "that's nothing" to you may be an "aha!" to someone else!