Are you trying to determine whether your programs and services are effective? Do you want to learn practical methods for gathering, analyzing, and using data for planning, management, and communicating impact? The Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) is an immersive, bootcamp-style event for public library staff to learn about a variety of data topics including outcome-based evaluation, community assessment, data visualization, culturally responsive evaluation, developing a culture of evaluation, using data for strategic planning, and more.
RIPL is NOT your typical online conference or webinar. Instead, it features interactive sessions that include application and discussion, and opportunities to form connections with other staff interested in data and evaluation. You will get the most out of this training if you are fully present and able to immerse yourself in the learning experience. The event will include an introductory webinar on May 4, 3:00-4:00 PM (recorded for those who aren’t able to attend it live). There is no other pre-work prior to the live virtual event on May 25-26.
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.
Up to 125 staff working in California public libraries may participate in this event.
May 25-26, 2021
8:30 AM-4:00 PM each day
Thanks to the generous support of California Libraries Learn (CALL), the California State Library, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the registration fee is $25, payable by credit card only. If this fee is a barrier to your participation, please contact Meg DePriest at email@example.com, as assistance is available.
Registration will close May 17 at 11:59 PM or when the event fills, whichever is sooner. Please be aware that the event is limited to 125 participants.
If you need to cancel your registration, refunds are available through May 14 at 11:59 PM.