RIPL Regional – Florida

March 20th to 21st, 2017 in Aventura, FL


50 participants from public libraries in Florida 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 work in 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

Jamie LaRue

Director, Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association

Rochelle Logan

Research Consultant and Trainer

Sharon Morris

Director of Library Development, Colorado State Library


Day 1
20 Mar 2017
Day 2
21 Mar 2017


Northeast Dade-Aventura Branch Library, 2930 NE 199th St., Aventura, FL 33180

SEFLIN has partnered with the Residence Inn Miami Aventura Mall, 19900 West Country Club Drive, Aventura, Florida, 33180, for lodging during the training event. The hotel is within short walking distance of the library where the event will be held. You may book your lodging at the group rate ($215/night) here.


March 20-21, 2017, 8:00-5:00 each day


Registration fee is $100 for SEFLIN members and $150 for non-members, and includes breakfast and lunch March 20-21. Registration is now open

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