General Session: Begin With a Strong Foundation: Developing a Data Plan
When embarking on data-informed work, it can be easy to jump straight to data collection, such as administering a survey to determine the effectiveness of a program or pulling a few years of ILS data to analyze eBook circulation trends. However, what if you began by taking a step back and developing a data plan that incorporates the purposes for and context of your work? In this session, you will learn how to develop a data plan by:
- Determining your priorities
- Considering Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) implications
- Defining success
- Identifying and building on existing resources
- Incorporating stakeholders’ viewpoints
You will leave this session with a greater recognition of the benefits of planning for data-informed work as well as practical tips for developing a data plan.