Strengthening Networks, Sparking Change: Museums and Libraries as Community Catalysts
Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach [book]
Rural Library Service & Social Wellbeing Project (including beta-tools and research links)
Rural Library Service & Social Wellbeing Project data and methods repository on Open Science Framework
Q & A from chat (Margo’s responses to the questions she didn’t have time to answer during the session)
Presenter: Margo Gustina, Project Lead: Rural Library Service & Social Wellbeing Project, Southern Tier Library System (NY)
Through mixed methods research, the Rural Library Service & Social Wellbeing project found that a) public libraries are a component of social wellbeing outcomes in rural communities, and b) there are ways libraries provide service that influence outcomes. In this webinar you’ll hear about the design and outcomes of our research, the Evidence-Based No Rules Tools under development, and how qualitative data coding made it all possible.
Margo Gustina is always looking for ways to better understand the world around them — through statistics, art, community interviews. The world is complex! Even still, through diligent effort and rigorous design, Margo has implemented research with robust practical applications with increasing focus for the last decade.