ALA Editions Webinar “Gathering and Using Community Data: Making the Best Decisions for Your Library”

Event Information

Date: 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Event Type: 

Continuing Education - Webinar

Event Category: 

Administration
Collection Development
Customer Service
Marketing/PR
Professional/Personal Development
Programming
Reference

CEU Hours: 

1.5

Cost: 

$15

Payment: 

LibraryLinkNJ is subsidizing the cost for 10 individual members to take this online training from the American Library Association.  The price to you is just $15! That’s a 73% discount off the list price of $55.

Please send payment (purchase order or check payable to LibraryLinkNJ) to:

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LibraryLinkNJ subsidizes the cost of each class to make high-quality, low-cost training available to staff of member libraries. Please pay registration fees promptly.

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Descriptions

LibraryLinkNJ will purchase 10 individual registrations for the online, real time ALA TechSource webinar Gathering and Using Community Data: Making the Best Decisions for Your Library with Marie Pyko and Thad Hartman.

Date and Time:

Wednesday, November 6, 2:30-4:00 pm Eastern

The first 10 members to register by the deadline of 4 PM on Tuesday, October 29th are eligible for this discount.  A waiting list is available. 

Program Description:

Gathering and Using Community Data: Making the Best Decisions for Your Library (ALA TechSource Workshop)
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, November 6, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific

Decisions about library programs and services are typically made by library staff, using anecdotal experience as a guide to understanding community wants and needs. But marshaling hard data will give you a much more accurate picture. This workshop will show you how to gather community data in order to assess your library users’ needs and desires, and then plan services accordingly. The instructors will use their experience at the highly-regarded Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library as a model, highlighting sources of community data that are likely to already exist and ways that such data can be gathered by library staff. You'll learn how to combine your staff's expertise with concrete data so your library can make wise decisions, forgoing the need to hire an external vendor. 
 
Topics include:
  • How to find the free sources of data in your community
  • How to gather data without spending money
  • Putting your data into action: big challenges and small challenges

About the Instructors: 

Marie Pyko is Public Services Director, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. She oversees the long range plans for service planning and deployment for adults, youth and outreach services to older adults. She was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2012.
 

Thad Hartman is Community and Strategic Services Manager, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. He oversees strategic planning and process improvement initiatives, and library community services including Bookmobiles, Library @ Work, and the partnership between TSCPL and the Shawnee County Parks and Recreation Department.

 

Notes

Online Access Information:

After the registration deadline, LibraryLinkNJ will assign a "seat" for the webinar from ALA to each particpant.  We will provide ALA with particpant contact information. ALA will then send confirmation and all information needed to access the webinar directly to the participant's email.

Further technical information is at the ALA TechSource FAQ page.

This webinar is hosted by ALA and no one at LibraryLinkNJ can help you with technical problems, so please follow the instructions from ALA and read everything carefully in advance of the first class.

Once you have received instructions from ALA and have any questions about access, you can contact Dan Freeman at ALA - dfreeman@ala.org or call him at 312-280-5413.

 

Registration Information

Limit: 

10

Deadline for Registration is 4 pm, Tuesday, October 29, 2013

IMPORTANTRegistering for this class commits you to submitting payment and to taking the class.  No cancellations or refunds are possible for ALA eLearning discounted offerings.

When LibraryLinkNJ purchases a seat in an ALA eLearning class or course, there is no possibility of our receiving a refund.  This means, if you change your mind about taking this course, we cannot give you a refund.  This is important for you to know, as this is different from the refund policy for LibraryLinkNJ programs.

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