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Free Webinar – Be a Data Champion

Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Place: Online at
Presenter: Amy Koester and Toby Greenwalt
Cost: Free

We all know data collecting is important, but what type of data should libraries be collecting? And how should they use the data they collect? Data is both a library tool and a community resource, and libraries can act as data champions within their service areas in order to amplify the reach and impact of library services.

This webinar will explore multiple steps along the library data pathway, from using data for internal analytics, to building institutional and community data literacy, to leveraging data for community and civic engagement. Regardless of where you and your organization are currently with regard to library data, this webinar will provide insight and resources to facilitate your next steps as a data champion.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  • Recognize tools available to assess current data practice and to train staff, partners, and the public in data literacy.
  • Understand data as a literacy that underpins many aspects of library service.
  • Leverage data literacy as a tool for civic engagement.

This webinar will be of special interest to: public library staff who would like to learn to use data as both an internal tool and a community resource and to increase data literacy in their organizations

This webinar is part of the Data Informed Public Libraries (DIPL) initiative that is being sponsored by the California State Library and implemented by Infopeople. This project is supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.

Webinars are free of charge, you can pre-register by clicking on the Register Now button on the InfoPeople page. If registering with less than 30 MINUTES from the start of the webinar you can join directly from the thank you page by clicking the Join Now button. If you pre-registered you will receive an email with login link and a reminder email the day before the event. All webinars are archived for later viewing at

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