Public Libraries Evaluation Network Hub

ALIA/IFLA Outcomes Insights

The ALIA/IFLA Outcomes Insights show how your library compares against national library standards.


To ensure that all data collected can be clearly reported against the achievement of important sector objectives, Culture Counts aligns outcome metrics used in the PLEN project with Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and Australian Public Library Alliance (APLA) outcome areas, and the UK Inspiring Learning for All (ILFA) social and learning outcomes. This enables the library sector to build on significant research already carried out by peak bodies in Australia and internationally.

Example survey question
Example Dimension Outcome survey question
Example PLEN Dashboard insight
Example PLEN Dashboard insight – ALIA/ILFA Outcomes
Example reporting use-cases
  • View library performance aligned with ALIA/APLA and ILFA outcomes
  • Report to council and stakeholders on results aligned with peak body guidelines
  • See which outcome areas are strongest and improvements year-on-year

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