Katina Jones is the new Program Manager for Evaluation and Assessment at the Public Library Association. She joined PLA to support the division’s data and research efforts through collecting and analyzing timely library data via Project Outcome and Benchmark for use by the field in service to their communities. Prior to PLA, Katina was the Statistical Research Analyst at Mid-Continent Public Library, where she worked to support their data-driven decision making through two strategic plans and a capital improvements campaign. Ms. Jones started her library career as the State Data Coordinator at the Missouri State Library, working with the IMLS and Census Bureau to collect and distribute statistics for the state. Katina received her bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology and Social Science from Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.