Summer is around the corner and I know you're all working hard. As some of you may know, every year the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) creates an online manual full of program ideas, book lists, and more. In Connecticut, librarians who gain access to this manual are required to submit responses to our Summer Survey. The Survey will be sent out to the listservs in September or October, but we want to give you the questions now, because knowing what information we will be asking for, may change how you set up portions of your program. Attached you will find a PDF titled Summer Survey and that will be the Survey we require a response to, if you would like to gain access to the CSLP 2021 Summer Manual.
The Connecticut State Library is also embarking on a journey to re-evaluate the Summer Survey. The Division of Library Development (DLD) is planning to migrating to the collection of outcome based summer reading data, next year. The new outcome based reporting won’t quantify number of books read, or number of minutes read; instead the report will attempt to quantify the value of the library and the impact of the Summer Reading Program on community residents. In an attempt to prepare you all for the changes coming to reporting next year, attached you will find a PDF called Outcome Based Survey. The PDF contains directions and survey questions. DLD would like to encourage you to use, not only, the Summer Survey questions (which will grant you access to the 2021 CSLP manual) but the Outcome Based Survey as well.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact me.