Take Action: Using and Presenting Research Findings to Make Your Case
Part three of a three-part series on evaluating and sharing your library's impact, focused on presenting data to make the case for how your library plays a critical role in your community.
You’ve formulated the hard questions. You’ve collected your data. What stories do your findings tell, and what do they suggest? This final session explores how to present findings to your library’s key stakeholders and decision-makers in a compelling way, and how to turn those findings into action that benefits your patrons.
This webinar is the final in a three-part series bringing together research and practice from across library sectors, covering the ins and outs of creating, and implementing assessments that provide insightful, actionable data.
Presented by: Melissa Bowles-Terry, Head of Educational Initiatives, UNLV Libraries (NV); and moderated by Marie L. Radford, Professor of Library and Information Science, Rutgers University, School of Communication and Information.
Who should attend?
Public, academic, or research library staff who:
- have never worked with data before,
- have some experience but need a refresher, or
- would like to learn how to best leverage assessment data to benefit their library.
- View Webinar Recording (Coming Soon)
- View slides (pdf) (Coming Soon)
- View chat (xls) (Coming Soon)
- View captions (txt) (Coming Soon)
- Webinar Series Learner Guide (doc) Use alone or with others to extend your learning. Includes extensive resource section.
- Part 1, User-centered Assessment: Leveraging What You Know and Filling in the Gaps
- Part 2, Digging into Assessment Data: Tips, Tricks, and Tools of the Trade
- Assessment, Evaluation & Planning, on WebJunction
- User Studies, on OCLC Research
- Research Methods in Library and Information Science (2017) by Lynn Sillipigni Connaway and Marie L Radford
- Data Culture Project a hands-on learning program designed to help organizations build capacity to work with data and to build a “data culture.” An initiative of DataBasic.io.
- Are You Ready to Dig into Assessment Data? a series update on WebJunction
- Rust never sleeps—not for rockers, not for libraries, a Next blog post by Lynn Connaway
- Advice from the Trenches: You’re Not Alone, a Hanging Together blog post by Lynn Sillipigni Connaway
03 October 2018
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]
Webinar presenter Melissa Bowles-Terry
Webinar presenter Marie L. Radford
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