What’s next? Thanks to the generous support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), we will be taking RIPL on the road in 2017 and 2018! Our IMLS grant is funding a series of two-day, state/regional events around the United States in 2017 and 2018 – the RIPL Regionals. These are scaled-down versions of the national data boot camp, but provide the data and evaluation training necessary to begin using data to plan for your library’s future.
50 participants from Colorado public libraries will engage in two days of hands-on, intensive workshops about…
- Designing outcome-based evaluation of programs and services
- Assessing the needs of your community
- Techniques for tracking public library data and using these data for planning, management, and demonstrating the library’s worth
- Using data and stories to document the impact of your library
Participants will walk away from the RIPL Regional with tools for evaluation, confidence in building research into their activities, and a network of colleagues for future learning and success.