Linda Hofschire has more than 25 years of experience conducting social science research and evaluation and providing training in-person and online. She directs the Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL), an initiative to provide data and evaluation training for library staff. She is also the Instructional Designer for the IMLS-funded project Embedding Evaluation in Libraries, and the Training Coordinator for Infopeople, the professional development and continuing education arm of the Califa Group. Linda was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2017. She has an MA and PhD in Mass Media from Michigan State University, and an MLIS from the University of Illinois. She is passionate about making data accessible and meaningful to users.