Keynote: Data Driven, Data Informed or Data Inspired: What’s the Difference?
Libraries across our country and the world are transforming themselves from traditional spaces of learning to dynamic places of innovation and creativity. This transition requires not only visionary leadership but a recognition that remarkable leaders are using data unlike anytime before. This presentation will introduce the participants to three distinct philosophies used by leaders to make important decisions with the assistance of statistical information. Library leaders should understand and feel comfortable with each philosophy and the appropriate times to use each method for their organization. Participants will learn how to transition their libraries into institutions better suited to fight the deficits in their communities using data. Participants will also be introduced to the best practices around data in libraries throughout the world.