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Data for Decision Making
A California State Library Webinar Hosted by Infopeople
Start Time: Pacific - 10 AM, Mountain - 11 AM, Central - 12 PM, Eastern - 1 PM
Lisa Dale - Collection Services Manager, Sacramento Public Library
Mark Fink - County Librarian and Chief Archivist, Yolo County Library
Do you want to be more intentional and strategic when preparing, implementing or evaluating library initiatives? Are you looking for inspiration and ideas to find and effectively use data to inform goals, projects and reports? There’s a webinar for that!
Join presenters Lisa Dale and Mark Fink, who will share some of what they have learned about working with data effectively, and how you can strategically incorporate data to inform goals and decisions using what’s already available to you – no costly analytics tools required. Topics will include inventorying potential data sources, finding and using helpful data sets, and moving forward intentionally.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
- Be able to identify at least three types of internal and external data sources to inform policy or project related decisions.
- Be able to utilize available data sources to better understand the needs of diverse populations, improve services, and provide evidence of success for funders and key stakeholders.
- Be able to identify examples of how organizations are effectively using data to improve programs and services.
This webinar will be of interest to: Public library staff at all levels who want to use data to inform planning and decision making. Some of the content may be specific to California libraries.
Special note: This webinar is sponsored by the California State Library as part of the 2019/2020 Metrics grant. This initiative was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the California State Library, and no official endorsement by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the California State Library should be inferred.
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Speaker's slides: Will be available the morning of the webinar.