RIPL began in 2015 as an immersive, bootcamp-style event for public library staff to learn practical methods for gathering, analyzing, and using data for planning, management, and communicating impact. Now, after 3 national events and more than 25 regional events, it’s time for the next wave.
At the 2020 national event, we will debut a new format, tailored to meeting the needs of those just getting started with data and evaluation as well as data geeks, and for people new to RIPL as well as RIPL alumni. Longer breakout sessions (2.5 hours) will enable participants to explore topics in more depth. What’s not changing? Hands-on, experiential learning; an immersive, camp-like experience (with better accommodations!); and the opportunity to connect with instructors and up to 150 library staff from around the US and beyond who are passionate about creating data-powered libraries.
And more! Check back soon for session descriptions. You can view a draft agenda here.
RIPL participants work in public libraries and are …
interested in 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.
1401 Nordic Road
Itasca, IL 60143
Three nights lodging (July 12, 13, and 14) are included in the institute registration fee. If you would like to add additional nights to your reservation, the hotel has extended a special rate of $119/night subject to availability.
The hotel is located 11 miles from O’Hare Airport and 25 miles from Midway Airport. For transportation to/from O’Hare, the hotel recommends A-1 Airport Limousine Service ($26 one-way).
July 12-15, 2020
The event will begin at 5:30 PM on July 12 and end no later than 2:00 PM on July 15.
The institute fee is $1,300, which includes registration, three nights lodging (July 12, 13, and 14), and all meals. Payment must be made by credit card. If you need to cancel your registration, your registration fee, minus a $35 processing fee, will be refunded if someone is found to take your spot.
Because the event is structured as an intensive, participatory learning experience that builds from beginning to end and has activities that go into the evening, we only have one registration price that is all-inclusive.
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