Culturally Relevant Evaluation Cohort

Calling all library workers! Are you someone who:

  • Creates, implements, and/or evaluates your library’s public programming?
  • Works in outreach and/or community engagement?

This winter and spring, you have the opportunity to participate in a learning cohort of your peers from across the state. At no cost to you, you will learn how to engage members of your community in the creation and evaluation of your library’s programs and services. The Culturally Relevant Evaluation cohort will be led by Dr. Andrea Girón Mathern, the founder of Centrality Research.

By participating, you will:

  • gain knowledge and tools to conduct participatory evaluation – a process that engages community members in the design and evaluation of programs and services
  • develop skills in both quantitative and qualitative data collection methods that center the community
  • expand your awareness of approaches that are culturally responsive and relevant when gathering feedback from community members
  • connect with public library workers around the state engaged in similar work

To be considered for the cohort, please submit an application by Friday, December 1, 2023. To learn more about this opportunity and to apply, please visit the Culturally Relevant Evaluation webpage.

Community-Centered Libraries: Harnessing the Power of Data to Equitably Serve Your Community is brought to you by the California State Library and Pacific Library Partnership. Please contact Linda Hofschire (, the Community-Centered Libraries Project Manager, if you have any questions about the Community-Centered Libraries training opportunities.