[Libs-Or] Highlights and Webinars from WebJunction

Darci Hanning darci.hanning at state.or.us
Wed May 10 10:15:24 PDT 2017

Please continue to share this information about WebJunction content and webinars with your regional or system staff trainers as well as through other communications to library staff. If you have suggestions for content or webinars that you would like to see on WebJunction, please let me know. We appreciate the input and guidance!

Thank you,

Kendra Morgan

Senior Program Manager, WebJunction

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Here’s the latest from WebJunction. Worth noting are the webinars below, the first two in a three part series, “Measures that Matter”. Save the date or make a note to check out the archived version!

Highlighted Topics:
These resources can help you strengthen your library and services to the community, explore them today!

  *   Expanding Opportunities for Incarcerated Parents and Their Families at the Free Library of Philadelphia<http://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/expanding-opportunities-philadelphia.html>: The library recently released a free toolkit in an effort to collaborate with their peers, share what was learned in building a prison services program, and start a conversation among peers.

  *   Unfolding History at Your Library<http://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/unfolding-history.html>: This nationwide project from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, DC, is excavating the evidence for what was possible for Americans to have known about the Holocaust as it was happening and how Americans responded. Learn how your library can be part of this work.

Free WebJunction webinars for you!

These upcoming webinars now open for registration. If you can’t attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free in the Course Catalog<http://learn.webjunction.org/>.

Measures that Matter: A View into the Current Public Library Data Landscape

Tuesday, May 23, 2017  / 12:00 pm Pacific

Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/measures-that-matter-1.html

Data gathering and responding to surveys are part of every public librarian's routine. Yet we rarely pause to reflect on these efforts and consider what data matters most. What measures best demonstrate the role, value, and impact of public libraries in the 21st century? How can the various surveys and tools commonly used by public libraries be leveraged with each other and other data sources to best demonstrate that impact? The Institute of Museum and Library Services in cooperation with the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies is launching the "Measures that Matter" initiative, a field-wide discussion of the current state of public library data. The initiative will first take stock of the current landscape and then re-envision how data could be collected, stored, used and disseminated more productively in the future. In this webinar, the first in a 3-part series, we’ll discuss the view that emerged from looking at a number of major library surveys and data collection tools, and consider opportunities to pursue a national action plan to move the field toward ever-more meaningful measures.

Presented by: Stacey Aldrich, Hawaii State Public Library System; Vailey Oehlke, Multnomah County Library (OR); Linda Hofschire (Colorado State Library)

Measures that Matter Part Two: Detailing the Data-based Story of Public Libraries

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 / 12:00 pm Pacific

Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/measures-that-matter-2.html

In the United States, there are a number of national surveys of public libraries and their patrons. While all of these efforts help us tell a data-based story of public libraries, they differ in terms of their samples, what types of data they collect, and how their data are collected, stored, and accessed. During the first webinar<http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/measures-that-matter-1.html> in this three-part series, we scanned the landscape of major public library surveys and considered how library data could be used more productively in the future. In this second webinar, we will drill deeper into the concepts of sampling, data types, and data management, and how they impact what we know about public libraries and their patrons. At the end of this webinar, participants will have a greater understanding of various sampling methods, recognize the differences between inputs, outputs, and outcomes, and be aware of the data management practices for various national public library surveys.

This webinar is the second in a three-part series about the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies’ Measures that Matter initiative, a field-wide discussion of the current state of public library data. All sessions are recorded for you to watch if you aren’t able to participate live.

Presented by: Rebecca Teasdale, Senior Evaluation and Research Associate, Garibay Group; John Bertot, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor, College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland; Linda Hofschire, Director, Library Research Service, Colorado State Library


Darci Hanning, MLIS
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