How important is data in helping public libraries meet their goals and objectives? Many directors and staff say it’s essential. But it can still be challenging to find the most effective tools and methods, and encourage staff to use available data and gather insights. So where should you start?
View the webinar hosted by American Libraries to learn how you can use data to propel your library’s mission forward. Linda Hofschire, director of the Colorado State Library Research Service and Denise Davis, strategic initiatives manager of Allen County Public Library (IN), will share key findings from their own experiences with integrating data and analytics to improve how libraries operate.
During this webinar you will:
  • Learn why data is essential to public libraries.
  • Hear how data points can be leveraged to influence programming and measure their success.
  • Discover new ways to collect and analyze data.
  • Take away actionable methods to better serve your community.

About the Presenters:

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Denise Davis
Denise Davis is the Strategic Initiatives Manager of Allen County Public Library, with responsibilities for all things strategic planning and evaluation. Davis has more than 30 years of experience in academic, public, and state library agencies.

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Linda Hofschire
Linda Hofschire is Director of the Colorado State Library’s Library Research Service (LRS). She has more than 20 years of experience working in social science research and evaluation. At LRS, she manages a variety of research and evaluation projects including outcome-based evaluations.

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