Geek- Data Collection Planning & Resource Management

Geek

Individuals at the Geek Level have the following skills:

  • Data management planning
  • Data measurement practices
  • Project planning evaluation
  • Research design methods: surveys
  • Research tools for evaluations and reports
  • Understanding trends

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Data management planning

Practical Data Management

Practical Data Management

Learn about the following data management concepts: planning, description, storage, archiving, publishing, sharing and visibility.

Data measurement practices

Measuring Program Outcomes

Measuring Program Outcomes

Learn how the Public Library Association’s Project Outcome can be used to help libraries measure programs across seven common outcome service areas.

Project planning evaluation

Developing Truly Effective Performance Evaluations

Developing Truly Effective Performance Evaluations

Learn about performance reviews; evaluation tools and methods; and learn about different methods of evaluating traditional and non-traditional work in this Public Library Association webinar.

Evaluating Your Project Plan

Evaluating Your Project Plan

Learn about project management and how to evaluate staff and institutional capacities to manage a project in this WebJunction webinar.

Using a Logic Model Framework for Program Planning and Evaluation

Using a Logic Model Framework for Program Planning and Evaluation

This webinar gives an overview of how the logic model is beneficial for program planning and evaluation.

Using Project Outcome Data to Improve & Support Library Programming

Using Project Outcome Data to Improve & Support Library Programming

Learn about how Project Outcome toolkit can be used to improve and support library programming.

Working with Partners: How to Plan for Collaborative Outcome Measurement

Working with Partners: How to Plan for Collaborative Outcome Measurement

This Public Library Association webinar focuses on how to plan for collaborative outcome measurement with library partners.

Research design methods: surveys

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Library Surveys

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Library Surveys

This online resource explores how to effectively conduct a library survey and how to evaluate survey results.

Alternatives to: SurveyMonkey

Alternatives to: SurveyMonkey

This online resource gives alternatives to survey software similar to SurveyMonkey.

How to Develop Outcome Measures & Design Effective Surveys

How to Develop Outcome Measures & Design Effective Surveys

This Public Library Association webinar explores how to develop outcome measures and design effective surveys for your library.

Public Libraries Survey

Public Libraries Survey

This online resource has data on the yearly Public Library Survey conducted by the IMLS (Institute of Museums and Library Services).

Question Design and Surveys Sampling

Question Design and Surveys Sampling

This online resource is a guide designed to introduce individuals to questionnaire design and survey sampling.

Survey Designing Tutorial

Survey Designing Tutorial

This online resource gives in-depth information to the different parts of designing surveys and questionnaires ranging from: research methods to question wording.

The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of Public Library Surveys

The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of Public Library Surveys

This online resource is a great reference guide for understanding the who, what, when, where and why of public library surveys.

Writing Better Survey Questions

Writing Better Survey Questions

Learn how to word your survey questions more clearly with this online resource from the United States Department of Labor.

Research tools for evaluation and reports

American FactFinder Virtual Tour

American FactFinder Virtual Tour

This webinar explores how to use the American FactFinder tool, which can help benefit libraries in getting and preparing data for evaluation of services.

Data on a Deadline: Quick Data Access Tools and Reports

Data on a Deadline: Quick Data Access Tools and Reports

This webinar explores different data tools and reports that can be pulled from the US Census Bureau. Link to full webinar.

Measurement Matters: Using Edge, Project Outcome, and the Impact Survey to Access and Improve Community Outcomes

Measurement Matters: Using Edge, Project Outcome, and the Impact Survey to Access and Improve Community Outcomes

This resource explores how Edge, Project Outcome, and Impact Survey can be used to make strategic decisions for services provided in your library.

Searching for Geographies Tutorial

Searching for Geographies Tutorial

This webinar illustrates how to use the American FactFinder “Searching for Geographies in Advanced Search.” This tutorial is helpful in preparing data for library evaluation.

Understanding tends

Shaping Outcomes: Trends, Activities & Services, and Outcomes

Shaping Outcomes: Trends, Activities & Services, and Outcomes

This online course will walk through how plan, build, evaluate and report program outcomes.