Building Bridges: Collecting Culturally Relevant Data

Building Bridges: Collecting Culturally Relevant Data

July 25, 2024, 1:00-2:30 Eastern/12:00-1:30 Central/11:00-12:30 Mountain/10:00-11:30 Pacific


This session will be recorded, and the recording, slides, and any resources shared will be available on this webpage within two business days of the webinar.

In this session, we will explore methods and tools for collecting culturally relevant data, including culturally adapted surveys, interviews and group conversations, as well participatory techniques.

Participants will be able to identify their own data needs in regards to culturally informed data, have new tools for gathering data in a way that amplifies cultural strengths, and determine which techniques serve their data needs.

Please note that this webinar is 90 minutes in length.

This session is part of the 12 Months to Better Library Data Webinar Series, made possible by funding from the Mellon Foundation.


Dr. Andrea Girón Mathern
Founder, Centrality Research

Andrea believes that understanding your organization from the inside out is key to taking progressive steps forward and building momentum for the most impactful paradigm shifts. She is skilled in quantitative and qualitative research though is drawn to empowerment-based research practices such as participatory action research, participant-driven data collection, collaborative knowledge production, and integrated knowledge translation. She has a Ph.D. in Research and Evaluation Methods, and holds a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management. She has served as the co-lead on a large Museum initiative to transform 22,000 square feet into a dynamic visitor experience. As the former Director of the Community Research & Engagement Strategies Department at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science she led evaluation and social science research efforts as well as served as the co-lead of the Living Our Values team which spearheads the Museum’s Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion efforts.

She has led research and evaluation efforts for projects funded by the Colorado Health Foundation, NASA, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, and served as a Co-PI working with the inter-agency team of Metro Denver Urban Advantage funded by the National Science Foundation. She was appointed to the visiting professional scholar program with the Office of Policy and Analysis with the Smithsonian Institution in 2013.