RIPL Regional – Montana

October 7-8, 2019 in Billings, Montana

Overview

Up to 70 participants from public libraries in Montana, Wyoming, 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

Billings Public Library – Main Library – Large Meeting Room
510 N. Broadway
Billings, MT 59101

A room block at the Montana state rate has been reserved at the Best Western Clocktower Hotel – ask for the Montana State Library rate. Please make your reservations before September 5th to secure the state rate.

Best Western Clocktower Hotel
2511 1st Ave N
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 259-5511

 

When

October 7-8, 2019

Monday, October 7:

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

Tuesday, October 8:

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

How

Thanks to the generous support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Montana State Library, the Wyoming State Library, and the Colorado State Library, this event is provided at no cost to participants. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both days of the event.

Registration is now open for Montana and Wyoming residents via https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd8PxtIBLfRLMGHvPhWeZValcb2JHs6ISHePJXdTOoM2UCR_A/viewform. Registration opens August 1 for all others.

Speakers

Linda Hofschire

Director, Library Research Service

Rochelle Logan

Research Consultant and Trainer

Sharon Morris

Director of Library Development, Colorado State Library

Rebecca Teasdale

Principal, Rebecca Teasdale & Associates

Program

Day 1
07 Oct 2019
Day 2
08 Oct 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