Project Evaluation

In addition to school library impact studies and the LJ Index of Public Library Service, Keith also serves as a project evaluator:




Limitless Libraries Project, Nashville Public Library & Metropolitan Nashville School District (2012-14)

From 2012 to 2014, Keith and the RSL Research Group are studying the impact of the Limitless Libraries project on students and other beneficiaries.  This study involves what we believe to be an unprecedented level of data sharing between Nashville Public Library and Metro Nashville Public Schools.  A survey of student participants in Limitless Libraries is also being conducted.



Cultivating Rural Librarians’ 21st Century Skills Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (FY 2011-14)

The Nebraska Library Commission received a grant from the Laura Bush 21st Century
Librarian Program to provide scholarships and internships to cultivate rural librarians’ 21st Century skills. Keith is conducting an independent evaluation of this project.



Evaluation of Colorado’s FY 2008-12 State Program Plan Library Services and Technology Act (October 2011-March 2012)

By March 2012, all state library agencies had to complete independent evaluations of their FY 2008-12 State Program Plans. Keith conducted this evaluation for Colorado.


Bridging Colorado’s Digital Divide: Public Computer Centers in Libraries Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (FY 2011-13)

The Colorado State Library received federal stimulus funds to establish public computing centers in 83 Colorado public libraries. Keith assisted the Library Research Service in evaluating this project.