Linda Hofschire, the Director of the Colorado State Library’s Library Research Service and the mind behind the Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL), will be the morning keynote at the event. Please share this opportunity with anyone you know who may not have been able to attend RIPL this summer and anyone who would benefit from learning about data and discovery. Registration is only $55!
Please join us for Driftless Libraries LINC-Up: Telling Stories with Data: Making numbers meaningful
Loras College, Dubuque, IA
April 3, 2020 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
DALINC (Dubuque Area Library Information Consortium) is pleased to announce the second annual continuing education opportunity in the Driftless region of the United States! Driftless Libraries LINC-up, a one day conference on a specific topic, will be offered annually. Telling Stories with Data: Making numbers meaningful is this year’s theme!
Linda Hofschire, Director of the Colorado State Library’s Library Research Service, will present the keynote presentation Data-Powered Libraries: Informed, Innovative, and Impactful at 10:00 am. Do you want to increase your library’s value and relevance to your community? The key is in the data. As librarians, we collect a lot of data - visits, circulation, reference transactions, user satisfaction, etc. But is your data gathering dust in spreadsheets or being used simply to fulfill reporting requirements? In this presentation, you will learn about the power of moving from having data to using data - to make informed decisions, provide innovative services, and demonstrate your impact on your users and community.
Stephen Hearn, Metadata Strategist at The University of Minnesota, will provide a second keynote over lunch.
The day will include coffee and pastries during registration from 9:30 to 10:00 am, the keynote presentation from 10:00 to 11:00 am, a lunch of salad and sandwiches, an opportunity to choose from six breakout sessions, and a roundtable to talk about your issues or successes related to data use. The program details and schedule should be posted at https://dalinc.org/wp/programs/ in the next couple of weeks but to whet your appetite, the topics will include: using Census data, using data for collection sizes and space needs, data driven decision making in cities, using data to improve your website, and navigating data privacy and community engagement.
Cost for the day, including refreshments and lunch, is only $55.00.
Register by March 25, 2020 at https://dalinc.org/wp/registration-form/