RIPL Regional – Texas

October 30-31, 2017 in Dallas, TX


50 participants from Texas public libraries 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 Texas 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

Rochelle Logan


Sharon Morris

Director of Library Development, Colorado State Library


The event will take place at:

E.H. Hereford University Center, Rio Grande Room B
University of Texas at Arlington
300 W. First Street
Arlington, TX 76019

Meals will be served in Rio Grande Room A.

Maps and parking passes will be sent to attendees before the event.

Lodging is available at the DoubleTree Arlington DFW South for a special rate of $109/night, which includes free breakfast and shuttle to UT Arlington.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Arlington DFW South
1507 North Watson Road
Arlington, Texas, 76006

Use this link to make your reservation.


October 30-31, 2017, 8:00-5:00 each day


Registration fee is $150 and includes breakfast and lunch October 30-31. Registration is now open at


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