Linda Hofschire is the Director of the Colorado State Library’s Library Research Service (LRS). She has more than 15 years of experience working in social science research and evaluation. At LRS, she manages a variety of research and evaluation projects such as an annual statewide public library survey and outcome-based evaluations of state library programs, and coordinates a national event for public librarians, the Research Institute for Public Libraries. She also serves as the chair of ALA’s Committee on Research and Statistics. She has an MA and PhD in Mass Media from Michigan State University, where she received extensive training in research methods and statistics, and an MLIS from the University of Illinois. She is passionate about making data accessible and meaningful to users.