Save the Date: RIPL 2018
July 29, 2018 - August 1, 2018
The Colorado State Library and Colorado Library Consortium are excited to announce that the next Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) will take place July 29-August 1, 2018 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. Join 110 public library staff from the United States and beyond for an immersive, bootcamp-style event to learn practical methods for gathering, analyzing, and using data for planning, management, and communicating impact. The registration fee and other details will be announced in fall 2017, and registration will open January 17, 2018.
Cost: The institute fee is $1,200, which includes registration, three nights lodging, and most meals.
And, we’re excited to announce that up to 20 scholarships are available to staff working in rural and small public libraries in the United States. These scholarships are funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be employed by a U.S. public library that is located in a rural area AND serves a population of less than 25,000. To determine whether your library meets these criteria, please see this webpage. In addition, you must be a first-time participant of RIPL – if you have already attended a national or regional RIPL event, you are not eligible for a scholarship.
For more information and to apply, please see https://www.lrs.org/ripl-scholarship-opportunity-for-small-and-rural-library-staff/. Scholarship applications are due by 8 PM Eastern/5 PM Pacific on Friday, October 27, 2017.
Don’t want to wait until summer 2018? We’re offering regional events in Texas (October 2017), and New York (April 2018). Check out https://ripl.lrs.org/ for more information.