Data-Driven Library Decisions: A Crash Course

A three-part webinar series taking place Tuesday, October 10; Wednesday, October 11; and Thursday, October 12, 2023, at 11:30am Pacific/12:30pm Mountain/1:30pm Central/2:30pm Eastern each session.

With countless technological, budgetary, and political trends changing the library service landscape, more and more libraries are turning to data to drive decisions and ensure they are using resources in a sustainable, cost-effective way. 

In this three-part webinar, industry leader Amy Stubbing offers a step-by-step guide through each stage of implementing, reviewing, and embedding data-driven decisions in your organization, providing accessible visualizations, top tips, and practical examples. Whether you’re working an entry-level position or are a part of senior management, you’ll gain critical skills needed to make the best use of the data your library is collecting.

At the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to: 

  • Write a data-driven decisions plan 
  • Evaluate what data they are collecting and what they need  
  • Evaluate data collection and analysis plans based on changing organizational needs 
  • Analyze and map data to make decisions and gain insights 
  • Implement developments based on data

Amy Stubbing is a leader in the library and information profession and has held roles in various parts of the sector. Her core areas of expertise and focus are data-driven decisions, inclusive practices, and management and organization. Her book Data-Driven Decisions: A Toolkit for Information Professionals was published in 2022 by Facet Publishing. As well as her role as Academic Engagement Lead at the University of Westminster, Amy is a consultant and trainer on using data within the workplace and making data-driven decisions. She is internationally active in the library and information profession, working with key professional bodies around the world to improve data usage and literacy.

This event will be hosted in Zoom. Automatic captions will be enabled for this event. This event will be recorded, and registrants will receive access to the recording within a day after the event ends.

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