Making Waves with Research: Lessons from RIPL Participants
Thursday, April 7, 2016, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Colorado Convention Center, Room 109/111/113
Make data work! Participants who attended the 2015 Research Institute for Public Libraries will share some “aha!” moments from the Institute and also how they are using what they learned to collect and analyze data for decision-making and communicating library successes. Panelists represent public libraries from small to large, urban to rural, and hope to inspire you to help drive a culture shift in public libraries and be purposeful in gathering, analyzing, and using data.
At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Gain valuable tips and practical ideas for using research and outcome-based evaluation in public libraries. 2: Get practical methods for measuring library outcomes. 3: Learn techniques for tracking public library data, presenting and sharing the data, and using these data for planning, management, and proving worth to the community.
The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 2: People with some knowledge, who want to increase their understanding.
This session will have: Medium interaction: single speaker/panel with questions or audience participation throughout
Tags: Marketing/Advocacy, Advocacy, Assessment and Evaluation, Marketing, Research and Statistics, Strategic Planning
John K. DeBacher, Director, Public Library Development
Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instr., Division for Libraries and Technology, Madison, WI
John DeBacher is the Director of Public Library Development at the Division for Libraries, Technology and Community Learning, where he fields questions from Wisconsin's public library systems, library directors, trustees and local government officials. Previously he was the director at the Monona Public Library from 1994 to 2004. He has also worked as a library director in Michigan and as a children's librarian in Chicago.
Sarilda Tacket, Public Services Administrator
Jackson District Library, Jackson, MI
Sarilda Tackett is the Public Services Administrator and has worked in libraries in NJ and MI over 25 years.
Jon D. Solomon, Assistant Director
Englewood Public Library, Castle Rock, CO
Jon is the Library Manager at the Englewood Public Library, responsible for all support services operations, including Collection Development. He earned his MLIS from San Jose State University, and has worked in public libraries for the last 10 years in Technical Services, Information Technology, and Public Services.
Sara Wright, Northeast Regional Consultant
Colorado Library Consortium, Berthoud, CO
Jane Martel, Customer Experience Coordinator
Arapahoe Library District, ,