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Logic Model Template


									ABLE Module #4                         Planning, Personnel, and Community Relations

Teaching Aid – Planning and Assessment #3

Logic Model Template

A logic model is a visual way to present the relationships among the resources you have, the activities you plan, and the changes or
results you hope to achieve. Evaluation is a management tool that will result in more effective programming, better documentation of
the outcomes or benefits of your planned activities, and a systematic analysis of what works and why. Many funders require logic
models in their grant applications to ask how your program will function and how you believe your program will bring about the
changes and desired results you expect if you receive their financial investment.

    Resources/Inputs                         Activities to be                             Outputs                        Outcomes/Benefits                                Impact

Drawing a “picture” of your plan will help you anticipate the data and resources you will need to achieve success. The W.K. Kellogg
Foundation ( has a 62-page booklet, “Logic Model Development Guide: Using Logic Models to Bring Together
Planning, Evaluation, and Action,” that is available free of charge. Call (800) 819-9997 and ask for item #1209. On their web site,
under “Publications and Resources” there is a section devoted to “The Evaluation Plan” and its major components. Many of the
forms and planning documents are online. The booklet may also be ordered online at no charge.

Provided by “ABLE: Administering Better Libraries—Educate,” a Federally funded project supported by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by
the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services via the Nioga Library System, 2005-2007.
Logic Model Template – explanation of terminology in this type of evaluation plan

     Resources/Inputs              Activities to be                  Outputs                  Outcomes/Benefits                     Impact

what we currently have        what will be done with the   measures of the activities;     outcome: a benefit that       impact: the benefit to
and what we need;             inputs to achieve the        evidence of goals               occurs to participants in a   many individuals viewed
resources used by the         outcomes and meet our        obtained; degree to which       program                       together
organization to achieve its   objectives?                  performance objectives
objectives; resources you                                  achieved; volume of work        short-term goals: looking     long-term goals with
are putting into the          specific services and        accomplished                    at changes in knowledge,      lasting effects for library
program                       activities: how will you     expressed in quantitative       attitude, skills, behavior
                              conduct your program?        terms, often as a ratio or                                    sustained long-term
# of people in service area                                percent                         how did the individuals       changes as a result of this
                              use action verbs                                             benefit or change during or   program
# of people of a certain          provide                 direct products of activities   after participating in the
age                               contact                                                 activities? what will they    is there a way to
                                  identify                number and percent of           say, think, feel, be, know?   demonstrate connection?
# of people with library          invite                  participants who attend
cards                             develop                 specific activities             how can increase in use       e.g., middle school
                                  conduct                                                 be measured?                  students will be more
volunteers                        survey                  items purchased                                               successful in doing
                                                                                           note: not all outcomes        research for assignments
                                  measure
staff                                                      circulation figures             need to be measured
                              training sessions
resource groups                                            money expended                  achieve improved
                                                                                           academic performance:
                              focus groups; consulting
advisory boards                                            change in collection size,      student grades before and
                              youth advisory boards
                                                           condition                       after participation in
collection – size                                                                          homework assistance
                              homework assistance
materials budget; funding
                              reference service
                                                                                           acquired job skills:
                              reader’s advisory services
facilities                                                                                 improvement in pre-test
                                                                                           and post-test scores on
                              literature developed; web-
equipment                                                                                  test of particular skills
                              based resources

                              youth mentoring

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