RIPL Regional – Colorado

July 31st to August 1st, 2017 in Colorado Springs, CO


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.


RIPL Regional participants work in Colorado 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.


Linda Hofschire

Director, Library Research Service

Rochelle Logan


Sharon Morris

Director of Library Development, Colorado State Library


Library 21c, Pikes Peak Library District, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Hotel information TBA


July 31-August 1, 2017, 8:00-5:00 each day


There is no fee for this event and it is open to Colorado residents only. Registration will open on March 6 at 10:00 AM.

The Colorado State Library and the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) are sponsoring up to 14 travel stipends for Colorado public library staff and current MLIS students to participate in the event. For more information and to apply, please see Applications are due February 15, 2017, and applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by March 3.

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