75-100 participants will engage in three days of hands-on, intensive workshops about…
Evaluation design and implementation
Data collection and use for strategic planning
Measures for reporting library impact
Tips for aligning research efforts with national initiatives like Edge Benchmarks and the Impact Survey
Participants will walk away from RIPL with tools for evaluation, confidence in building research into their activities, and a network of colleagues for future learning and success.
RIPL participants work in public libraries and are …
interested in getting started using data for savvy and strategic planning.
looking for both inspiration and instruction in a hands-on, participatory environment.
seeking to learn about outcomes and how to measure library impact.
committed to leading their organizations in making data-based decisions.
eager to develop a peer network to support research and evaluation efforts.
Nicolle Steffen: Director, Library Research Service, Colorado State Library
Linda Hofschire: Research Analyst, Library Research Service, Colorado State Library
Sharon Morris: Director, Library Development, Colorado State Library
Elizabeth Kelsen Huber: Assistant Director, Colorado Library Consortium
Representatives from the following organizations guided RIPL’s development: