In a post-pandemic world, where patrons’ needs have changed, you’ll have to make decisions to better align your library’s collections and services with the needs of the community. Data and analytics are the tools that help drive these decisions. But what if it’s difficult to encourage decision-makers to make the mental and physical shift to prioritizing analytics? And how do you begin building your case?

Submit the form to view the on-demand webinar with Library Journal, Build Your Library’s Best Case for Data & Analytics. In this interactive, Q&A-style webinar, three library professionals discuss how to make library data and analytics a priority. Receive actionable steps librarians and support staff can use to solidify the importance of data, encourage stakeholders, build a culture of data and evaluation, and find the right resources. There’s never been a better time to prove how essential data can be for libraries.


About the Presenters:

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Charlie Burks is the director of data analytics at the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Charlie is a seasoned IT and data science professional with over two decades of experience in building effective teams through honesty, hard work, and innovation.




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Lynn Hoffman is the director of operations at the Somerset County Library System. Lynn has worn a wide variety of hats throughout her 20-plus-year public library career, but has found her niche in administration, implementing big ideas on the front lines at the assistant director level at several large public library systems.


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Karen Lemke is the head of marketing and community engagement at Rochester Public Library (RPL). Karen and the RPL team are dedicated to using data to tell the library’s story and demonstrate community impact.

Complete this form to view the webinar hosted by Gale and Library Journal.