We want you! Interested in Presenting at our February Online Conference - Wrangling Library Data: Analytics, Dashboards, and Spreadsheets

Whether you work in public, technical or IT services, more data is available to librarians now than ever before. We get circulation data from our ILS and other third-party vendors, demographic information from our communities, bibliographic data from MARC records and other utilities, budget data, survey data, collection data, website analytics, in-house use data, help desk data and more. We now have access to the tools and storage to manipulate these data streams to learn more about our communities, collections, and services. We’re no longer confined to working with data from a single source, but are able to take data from multiple sources, connect them to each other, and discover more about ourselves and our patrons.

How are you handling your data? Where does it come from? How do you normalize and manipulate data that come from multiple sources? What options do you now have for displaying the results? What have you discovered that you didn’t know before? What types of tools do you use? Spreadsheets, open source software, or commercial programs? Have you created macros or written code yourselves?

In our Thursday, February 22, 2018 online conference, we’d like to explore what you are doing with your data. Don’t worry if you’ve never presented online; we’re happy to help and support you.

Tabatha Farney, author of Using Digital Analytics for Smart Assessment (ALA Editions, 2018), is our keynote speaker. As the Director of Web Services and Emerging Technologies for the Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Tabatha brings her experience using and writing about different types of analytics to our discussion.

If you have any questions about the conference topic or presenting at an online conference, contact Christine Peterson, Continuing Education Librarian at peterson@amigos.org or 800-843-8482, ext. 2891.

Submit your proposals here. Deadline for submission is December 8, 2017.

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