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

Research Consultant and Trainer

Sharon Morris

Director of Library Development, Colorado State Library

Nicolle Steffen

Technical Services Librarian, Colorado Talking Book Library


Day 1
31 Jul 2017
Day 2
01 Aug 2017

Application Activity: Let’s Make Waves

Nicolle Steffen
Linda Hofschire
Rochelle Logan
Sharon Morris


Sharon Morris

Application Activity: The #RIPLeffect

Nicolle Steffen
Linda Hofschire
Rochelle Logan
Sharon Morris


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

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Embassy Suites for a rate of $97/night during the event (July  30 and 31). To get the special rate, please mention RIPL when making your reservation.


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


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