Originally presented October 26, 2017 with Shanneon Grant, Director of the Sparta Free Library, presenting.
Do you like language and stories far more than numbers and statistics? Do your feel like data is dull and uninspiring? Get ready to change your thinking and begin uncovering the clues that data can reveal for you! Join us for an exploration of Data-Informed Collection Development. (It is so much more exciting than it sounds…) It’s NOT about fancy data collection tools, it IS about using the basic data you have access to help you make informed decisions when developing and maintaining your collection. It’s about interpreting your data, rather than just blindly following the numbers. It’s about discovering correlations and connections that drive planning and decision making. Part four in a five-part Collection Development series sponsored by these Wisconsin library systems: IFLS, MCLS, NFLS, NWLS, OWLS, SCLS,SEWI, SWLS, WLS, WRLS, WVLS