100 participants will engage in three days of hands-on, intensive workshops about…
Participants will walk away from RIPL with tools for evaluation, confidence in building research into their activities, and a network of colleagues for future learning and success.
RIPL 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.
The Inverness Hotel & Conference Center, Englewood, CO, located 15 miles south of downtown Denver. Need to extend your stay? The hotel is offering a special rate of $149/night for 3 days before and after the event, subject to availability. To book additional nights, call 800.832.9053 and indicate that you are part of the Research Institute for Public Libraries group.
Participants are responsible for making ground transportation arrangements. Please see this webpage for suggested options between Denver International Airport and the hotel.
September 30-October 3, 2016
The $1,465 registration fee covers 3 nights lodging (September 30, October 1, and October 2) and most meals.
The 2016 institute is sold out, and the waiting list is full. To receive information about future events, please subscribe for updates in the section below. Thank you for your interest!
We will be offering a one-day preconference based on RIPL curriculum at the Association for Rural and Small Libraries Annual Conference in October 2016.
Want to connect with others interested in public library data and evaluation? Sign up for PL-EVAL, a mailing list where you can ask questions, share ideas, and learn from experiences across the field.
Interested in being a RIPL sponsor? Please contact Elizabeth Keslen Huber at EKelsenHuber@clicweb.org or 303.422.1150.
This was one of the best choreographed events that packed more value than I thought possible into the time we had.
This was, by far, the best conference I’ve ever attended and I think part of that was the fact that it was so focused on one area – we had the time to delve into the various aspects of that, as well as get to know one another and work as a team. I look forward to applying what I learned within my organization.
RIPL was an incredible experience. I learned so much and feel like I came back equipped with new knowledge and skills to implement some relevant data collection and evaluation practices at our library organization.
The topics covered were extremely relevant and timely for my needs as a public library administrator. I loved the combination of big picture planning, identifying community needs, and measuring outcomes in addition to very specific tasks like creating a surveys and infographics. The instructors were all very knowledgeable and helpful.
The planning, organization and execution of the event was top notch.
It was one of the most rewarding and useful professional development opportunities that I have attended in my career.
I have always believed in the importance of everything covered during RIPL but now I have a practical and scalable framework to use for implementing all these best practices in a small library.