RIPL Regional – AZ

January 22-23, 2020 in Prescott Valley, Arizona


50 participants from public libraries in Arizona and beyond 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.


RIPL Regional participants 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.


Linda Hofschire

Director, Library Research Service

Sharon Morris

Director of Library Development, Colorado State Library


Crystal Room, 3rd Floor
Prescott Valley Public Library
7401 E. Skoog Boulevard
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements. Blocks of rooms are available at the following hotels (mention “RIPL Conference” to get the block rate):

Hampton Inn and Suites
2901 N Glassford Hill Road
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
Rate:  $119 King or Queen Room

Comfort Suites
2601 N Crownpointe Drive
Prescott Valley, AZ  86314
Rate:  $104 King, $114 Queen


January 22-23, 2020

Wednesday, January 22:

8:00-8:30 Registration/Breakfast, 8:30-5:00 Workshop

Thursday, January 23:

8:00-8:30 Breakfast, 8:30-5:00 Workshop


Registration is first come, first served and opens for Arizona library staff on October 2 and to library staff from surrounding states on November 13. Please complete this form to register. This event is co-sponsored by the Arizona State Library and presented by the Colorado State Library with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The event is FREE to attend. All attendees must commit to attend January 22-23, 2020. Lunch, a light breakfast, and snacks are provided. Travel scholarships are available – please contact Ann Marie Creegan at the Arizona State Library for more information.