Jennifer Sweeney

Jennifer SweeneyJennifer Sweeney is a management planning and evaluation consultant for libraries, government agencies, and non-profit organizations, and a lecturer at the Information School, San Jose State University. With a background of 18 years as a professional librarian, she has logged over 20 years of evaluation research in library program planning, process analysis, strategic and facilities planning, environmental action, diversity, literacy, and human services support. Dr. Sweeney’s research has included numerous studies on library program impact and quality, and educational program outcomes for minority and disadvantaged populations. She was the 2010 recipient of the American Library Association Diversity Research Grant, awarded to support a national study of library services to juveniles in detention. Her book, Literacy: A Way Out for At-Risk Youth (Libraries Unlimited, 2011) explores the challenges facing libraries serving juveniles in detention. Dr. Sweeney earned her MSLS at Catholic University and her PhD in Information Studies at UCLA. She is a trained facilitator in ToP (Technology of Participation) and the Leadership Challenge methods.

NameInstructorSessionPrice
Is Consulting for Me? What You Need to Know About Library Consulting Work2023-04 (Apr)$200.00
Becoming a Public Library Trustee: What You Need to Know2023-07 (Jul)$200.00
Everyday Statistics for Librarians2023-05 (May)$300.00
Getting to Know Your Users through Interviews and Focus Groups2023-08 (Aug)$200.00
Easy Patron SurveysN/A$200.00
Introduction to Library Program EvaluationN/A$200.00
Evaluating Service Quality and Patron SatisfactionN/A$200.00