November Webinars

Please join us for these two webinars in November!

popup civics labFacilitating Civic Engagement with Pop-Up Programming

Wednesday November 6, 2019 @noon Pacific Time, 1 PM Mountain, 2 PM Central, 3 PM Eastern

Presented by: Amy Holcomb and Christine Goertz

In late summer of 2016, Skokie (IL) Public Library created a Civic Lab–a mobile, pop-up initiative to increase public discussion and civic literacy among library patrons of all ages. In this webinar Christine Goertz and Amy Holcomb, two members of the Civic Lab team, will discuss the background of the Civic Lab, strategies in developing civic literacy opportunities across multiple departments, and the four types of pop-up events that make up the majority of Civic Lab appearances. Additionally, they will cover why civic engagement is inherent in library services as well as the lessons learned from three years of civic literacy programming. This webinar will be of interest to: librarians, programming staff, information specialists, directors and assistant directors in public libraries

For a complete description and to REGISTER, please go to: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=866&reset=1

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Eliminating Fines: A Win-Win for Your Library and Community

Wednesday November 20, 2019 @noon Pacific Time, 1 PM Mountain, 2 PM Central, 3 PM Eastern

Presented by: Beth Crist and Meg DePriest

Libraries have traditionally charged overdue fines for three reasons: to generate revenue, to get materials back on time, and to teach responsibility. But what if all of these assumptions are wrong? It turns out they are! In this webinar, you will discover why these reasons are old fashioned, incorrect notions that create a barrier for many people. You will hear how eliminating fines can lead to an increase in library use and circulation, with no negative effects. Presenters Beth Crist and Meg DePriest will review the research and results from the growing number of libraries across the country that have ditched late fines and coaxed new and former users to their doors. They will discuss how to gather your libraries’ data and patron stories to create advocacy tools. They will share talking points, tips, and an advocacy tool you can use to build a case to eliminate fines in your library. It’s a win-win for your library and community! This webinar will be of interest to: public library staff and directors and anyone interested in advocating for this policy change that welcomes more community members into public libraries.

For a complete description and to REGISTER, please go to: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=873.


Webinars are free of charge and you can pre-register by clicking on the Register Now button on the announcement page. If you pre-register, you will receive an email with a login link and a reminder email the day before the event. If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day after the webinar.

Check out our archive listing at: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived.

What hours should the library be open?

The San Francisco Public Library is primarily funded through a voter-initiated proposition called the Library Preservation Fund, which requires a comprehensive assessment of library location open hours every five years. How does SFPL assess the best hours to for each of their locations to be open? By using data! Read more about their Open Hours Assessment in a Case Study created as part of the California Data Informed Public Library initiative.

 

opensignEarlier this summer, Lawrence (KS) Public Library contributed to a case study describing their community needs assessment: Assessing the Hopes and Needs of the Community We Serve.

Has your library used data to make plans, decisions, and changes? We’re seeking additional Case Studies to share! Contact brenda (at) infopeople.org if interested in sharing your library’s data story.

 

Using a Logic Model

Many libraries are working to demonstrate the effectiveness of their activities by initiating and completing outcome-based evaluation of projects. Using a logic model can enhance planning, implementation, and dissemination activities. When you use a logic model, you become aware of the assumptions underlying what you are dAmandaoing.

During her June 12, 2018 webinar delivered as part of the Data Informed Public Library initiative, Demonstrating Library Value with Data, presenter Amanda Standerfer discussed the value of using a logic model to guide your library’s data collection and to set targets to show your success and inform learning when using data to demonstrate impact.

Want to learn more?

  • The webinar with Amanda Standerfer was recorded/archived.
  • See also the library logic model template shared as a webinar resource.

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The Data Informed Public Library initiative is funded by the California State Library and implemented by Infopeople. The project is supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.

 

 

 

Gaining Data Skills

Are you looking to further your learning about data and evaluation? There are lots of online learning opportunities that can help! Next week, join us for free one-hour webinar, Demonstrating Library Impact with Data. Presenter Amanda Standerfer will help you learn to develop and implement an outcomes-based evaluation framework that is easy to manage and that makes sense for your library. You’ll get the tools to design a logic model to guide your data collection and set targets to show your success and inform learning. This webinar is part of the Data Informed Public Libraries (DIPL) initiative that is being sponsored by the California State Library and implemented by Infopeople. The project is supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.

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Interested in even more data learning? Our friends at RIPL recently shared several archived webinars to check out:

From Infopeople:

From PLA Project Outcome:

From TechSoup:

From WebJunction: