RIPL began in 2015 as an immersive, bootcamp-style event for public library staff to learn practical methods for gathering, analyzing, and using data for planning, management, and communicating impact. Now, after 4 national events and more than 25 regional events, it’s time for the next wave.
At the 2023 national event, we are introducing a new format, tailored to meeting the needs of those just getting started with data and evaluation as well as data geeks, and for people new to RIPL as well as RIPL alumni. We will offer some longer breakout sessions (up to 2.5 hours) to enable participants to explore topics in more depth. What’s not changing? Hands-on, experiential learning; an immersive, camp-like experience; and the opportunity to connect with instructors and library staff from around the US and beyond who are passionate about creating data-powered libraries.
RIPL participants work in public libraries and are …
interested in 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.
115 spots are available in this immersive learning event.
Please view our Code of Conduct here.
702 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706
Dane County Airport is 5 miles from the event center; Milwaukee Mitchell Airport is 85 miles from the event center and there is bus service multiple times daily between Milwaukee Mitchell Airport and a location that is 0.3 miles from the event center (UW Madison Campus stop on N. Lake St.).
You can view information about parking at the Pyle center here.
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The registration fee is $550, payable by credit card, and includes dinner on 7/23 and breakfast and lunch, 7/24-7/26.
If you need to cancel your registration, you may either transfer your registration to someone else in your organization, or your payment will be refunded (minus a $20 processing fee) IF a replacement is found to take your spot. We will maintain a waiting list if the event fills.
RIPL’s fiscal agent is Califa Group.
Hotels close to the Pyle Center include:
DoubleTree by Hilton Madison Downtown (0.4 miles from venue)
The Edgewater Hotel (0.5 miles from venue)
Hampton Inn & Suites Madison/Downtown (0.5 miles from venue)
Hilton Garden Inn Madison Downtown (0.6 miles from venue)
Hyatt Place Madison Downtown (0.7 miles from venue)
Best Western Premier Park Hotel (0.8 miles from venue)
Thank you to the RIPL sponsors! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact the RIPL Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.