Understanding and Using Library Data

Effective collection, interpretation and display of library data informs library decision-making and service design. Designed for librarians and library staff who are involved with assessment, decision-making, and other areas that involve data, this course serves as a primer for basic analytic concepts and methods and a refresher on tried-and-true statistics. Students will draft a data analysis project to use in their own library.

Taught by Elaine Lasda, the course will provide instruction on several free tools for collecting, analyzing and visualizing data. Lasda is an Associate Librarian at the University at Albany, Albany, NY. She received a CAS in Data Science from Syracuse University in 2015 and since then has presented on data for librarians and data literacy for the New York Library Association, the Capital District Library Council, and numerous university classrooms. She also presents extensively on alt-metrics and biblio-metrics as well as evidence-based librarianship.

Register Now – August 7-8, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT