RIPL Regional – Michigan

August 7-8, 2019 in East Lansing, Michigan

Overview

Up to 50 participants from public libraries in Michigan 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.

Participants

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.

Where

East Lansing Hannah Community Center
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823

Lodging recommendations will be posted in spring 2019.

When

August 7-8, 2019

Wednesday, August 7:

8:00-8:30 Registration/Breakfast, 8:30-5:00 Workshop

Thursday, August 8:

8:00-8:30 Breakfast, 8:30-5:00 Workshop

How

The registration fee for this event is $50 and includes breakfast and lunch both days. Registration will open for Michigan residents on March 18, 2019. Registration will open for non-Michigan residents on April 1, 2019.

Some travel stipends will be available for participants working in small and rural public libraries in the United States. Information about the travel stipend application process will be posted on February 4, 2019, and applications will be due February 26, 2019.

Speakers

Linda Hofschire

Director, Library Research Service

Rochelle Logan

Research Consultant and Trainer

Sharon Morris

Director of Library Development, Colorado State Library

Rebecca Teasdale

Senior Evaluation and Research Associate, Garibay Group

Program

Day 1
07 Aug 2019
Day 2
08 Aug 2019

WELCOME AND THE EVALUATION PROCESS

Linda Hofschire
Sharon Morris

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW? YOUR EVALUATION PLAN & THE DATA TRIFECTA – A WINNING COMBINATION

15 minute break at the halfway point
Rebecca Teasdale
Linda Hofschire
Sharon Morris

APPLICATION ACTIVITY: LET’S MAKE WAVES

Linda Hofschire
Rochelle Logan
Sharon Morris

Wrap-Up

Sharon Morris

Sponsorship