RIPL Regional – South Carolina

March 31-April 1, 2020 in Columbia, SC

Overview

Up to 75 participants from public libraries in South Carolina 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

Hilton Columbia Center
924 Center Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Lodging is available at a special rate of $169/night via this registration link. To receive the rate by phone, call 803.744.7800 and request the “Research Institute for Public Libraries” rate or group code “RIPL.” To book shoulder dates (before March 30 or after April 1), please contact Danielle Buschur, Hilton Sales Manager, at 803.476.1313.

 

When

March 31-April 1, 2020

Tuesday, March 31:

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

Wednesday, April 1:

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

How

Registration will open November 1 via this link. The registration fee is $25 for South Carolina residents and $75 for out-of-state registrants, and includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner on March 31 and breakfast and lunch April 1.

Five travel stipends ($750 each) are available to staff working in small and rural public libraries anywhere in the United States. Learn more about this opportunity and apply here. The application deadline is December 20.

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
31 Mar 2020
Day 2
01 Apr 2020

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