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USU Extension Publishes First Outcomes and Impact Quarterly Issue on Digital Commons

By Kellianne Gammill |

Outcomes & Impact Quarterly (OIQ), a Utah State University Extension Evaluation publication, has its first issue published on USU Libraries’ Institutional Repository. The issue focused on Extension’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are proud of the impacts we are having and the programming we provide to improve the lives of Utahns,” said Andree’ Walker Bravo, USU Extension director for county operations. “Providing this new publication will share those successes even further.”

Each publication will focus on problems or situations relevant to the time of its release.

“OIQ is meant to communicate the impact of USU Extension programming to stakeholders,” said Lendal Narine, USU Extension evaluation specialist. “We want to demonstrate the role of USU Extension in solving societal problems related to the seven critical issues consistent with the National Institute of Food and Agriculture goals.”

The seven critical issues are Global Food Security and Hunger, Climate Change and Management of Natural Resources, Nutrition and Health, Food Safety, Healthy, Financially Secure Families, Youth Development and Community Resilience.

“The libraries role in publishing open access content furthers both the research and outreach impact of the university,” said Scholarly Communication Librarian Shannon Smith.

The partnership between the libraries and Extension is critical in providing access to materials through the Special Collections & Archives.

“Creating and publishing original, open access content is a new and exciting development,” Librarian Becky Thoms said. “The libraries are proud to partner with Extension faculty on this exciting initiative.”

To read the first issue, visit


Kellianne Gammill
Public Relations Specialist
University Libraries
(435) 797-0555


Shannon Smith
Scholarly Communication Librarian
USU Libraries

Cris Meier
Assistant Professor
Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology Department


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