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Introductions
#21
Hello! I'm Mary Jo and I am the director of the Westbank Libraries, a small two-library district in the Austin, TX area. We're working on our next strategic plan, and I am looking forward to learning new ways to assess where we are at and which way we should head next.
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#22
Hi all. I'm from the Hillsboro (OR) Public Library. This will be my first RIPL event and I'm thrilled to learn more alongside other data-driven library folks!
Janelle Youngblood, Customer Experience Librarian
Hillsboro (OR) Public Library

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#23
Hello
I'm Clara Hudson, Virginia Beach Public Library. I serve as the Support Services Administrator for collections and technology. Over the past five years I have been sourcing, defining, coordinating, and creating consistency in collection of data. We are looking forward to continuing this process and beyond for defining and supporting strategy and services. This is my first RIPL, and I am excited to learn more about how we can use data to tell our story.

I enjoy hiking, gardening, cooking, reading (and listening) to books and stories, the beach, and the constant labor of love that is my house.

Looking forward to meeting you all.
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#24
Hello! I'm Robin Hastings, Library Services Consultant for the Northeast Kansas Library System in Lawrence, KS. I pretty much consult on anything that constitutes a "library service", so my days are varied - but I have a technology background, so I do a lot of tech consulting too. This will be my first RIPL and I'm looking forward to it!


My downtime is consumed by knitting and reading (often at the same time, depends on the complexity of the knitting pattern and/or the book) and by cooking (which is often done accompanied by an audiobook, now that I think of it...). 
I look forward to meeting everyone!
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#25
hello! Joined the Library of Virginia as Director of Library Development and Networking in October 2018. Having concluded my Ed. D. in Organizational Leadership in 2016, I'm now, more than ever, aware of the value of data driven outcomes and the need for constant measurement in library land. I look forward to RIPL to continue to inform this need.

On the side, I enjoy riding my motorcycle, knitting, and cooking, but not all at the same time.  Big Grin  Looking forward to learning from you all!

(07-07-2018, 10:47 AM)chudson Wrote: Hello
I'm Clara Hudson, Virginia Beach Public Library. I serve as the Support Services Administrator for collections and technology. Over the past five years I have been sourcing, defining, coordinating, and creating consistency in collection of data. We are looking forward to continuing this process and beyond for defining and supporting strategy and services. This is my first RIPL, and I am excited to learn more about how we can use data to tell our story.

I enjoy hiking, gardening, cooking, reading (and listening) to books and stories, the beach, and the constant labor of love that is my house.

Looking forward to meeting you all.

CLARA!!! Hi! Look forward to getting to know you better!
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#26
Hi all!

I'm Grant Halter, Data Analyst at the Oak Park Public Library. I'm looking forward to learn about new, innovative ways to use library data for strategic planning. Can't wait for the fun!
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#27
Hello everyone!   I'm Lecia Eubanks, Director of the Cherokee Regional Library System, located in the northwest corner of the state of Georgia!  It seems I've been waiting for RIPL my whole life.  I'm ready for a new way to reflect the amazing things we are doing in our libraries for our community.  I've spent my whole career in this library system here in my hometown.  This has been a year of travel for me and I've got one more trip planned for August!  Looking forward to meeting everyone in a few weeks.
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#28
Hello I am Jesse Simms and I am a Library Technology Specialist with the Buckeye Public Library System in west Phoenix. I always love attending conferences as they not only help with new ideas but also help grow enthusiasm for innovative and forward thinking concepts in the library world. I can't wait to see you all in Atlanta for my first RIPL conference!
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#29
Hi. I am Beth Anderson. Director of the Burnsville Public Library in Burnsville West Virginia. We are 15 miles from the geographic center of the state. Our library has 1/03 employees so I am in charge of all aspects of running the library. I look forward to learning and implementing the strategies that RIPL will teach us. I can't wait to meet everyone and enjoy Atlanta.
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#30
(06-28-2018, 09:50 PM)ajacobsfoust Wrote: Hi all! 

Let's do introductions. 

I'm Amanda Jacobs Foust and I'm RIPL Project Coordinator. When I'm not working on RIPL, I spend my time reading, talking and writing about comics in libraries.

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Good morning!

I'm Emery Ortiz, Library Director for Cabarrus County Public Library in NC. With our position right above Mecklenburg County/Charlotte, NC, we are one of the fastest growing counties in the nation and are certainly feeling the effects of that now! We are in the beginning of a new fiscal year that will include opening a new branch, working with a grant-funded consultant, creating a long-range strategic plan, and continuing to serve our bustling communities. This is my first RIPL conference, and I'm thrilled at the opportunity to learn with all of you. 

When not at the library, I can be found drinking craft beer, scheming my next international adventure, finding new escape rooms to master, and searching for high quality horror/thriller fiction (currently finishing up King's The Outsider); send suggestions!

Looking forward to seeing you soon!
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