At The Reading Agency we believe that evaluating the impact of our work is vitally important: we need to be clear about the difference our reading for pleasure and empowerment programmes make to people's lives and what we have to do to improve them. We are very grateful to the Peter Sowerby Foundation for funding a collaborative project which we are running with a wide range of partners to develop a framework which will map the outcomes of reading for pleasure and empowerment. Alongside this, we are developing an evaluation toolkit which will help measure the impact of the work that we and others do to encourage reading.
We need your help to make this project as successful as it can be and to create something which will help us all to develop the robust evidence base we need to help us get more people reading more. The partnership steering group has used research published in August last year to develop a draft outcomes framework. We are now running a survey about the draft framework, available here and open until 6 May 2016. We would like to hear from a wide range of people involved in encouraging reading for pleasure and empowerment. We look forward to hearing your views!
The framework and toolkit will be freely available on The Reading Agency website when they are completed, so it is a project that we will all benefit from.
We are creating the reading outcomes framework in collaboration with Arts Council England, Association of Senior Children's and Education Librarians, Book Trust, Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, National Literacy Trust, Publishers Association, Scottish Library and Information Council and the Society of Chief Librarians. The project is being funded by the Peter Sowerby Foundation.
Complete our consultation survey.
Read the literature review about the impact of reading for pleasure and empowerment
For more information email Laura Venning.