Breakout: Zen and the Art of Excel

02 Oct 2016
10:30 am-12:00 pm
Conference Room A

Breakout: Zen and the Art of Excel

Excel speaks to our innate need to arrange things in rows and columns. It is a tool that few people can say they’ve completely mastered. Whether you come to RIPL with a basic understanding of formulas and arrangement or you consider yourself an Excel Zen Master, this session will present more in-depth uses of Excel to analyze your data, to make it sing.

Program takeaways:

  • Develop awareness of standard types of public library data analysis and how to run these analyses in Excel
  • Use the tool for budgeting, Board and staffing reports.
  • Get Zen with quartiles, charts, and trend lines
  • Learn quick tips to streamline your work

To get the most out of this session, participants should bring a laptop/tablet with Microsoft Excel.