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PNLA 2019 Conference

Centennial Hotel - Spokane, Washington

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Thursday, August 8 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
The Accidental Library Data Analyst

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Data analytics are everywhere, it seems, and libraries face increasing pressure to use data to tell their stories. Unfortunately, many libraries don’t have a dedicated data analyst on staff. If this has become part of your job, either formally or informally, you’re not alone. This session will introduce key concepts in data analysis, discuss specifics about working with data in the library environment, share resources and learning tools, and connect you with others doing library data work. We will use real-world examples and hands-on exercises to delve into the numbers in a fun and engaging way. If you never thought of yourself as a numbers person, this session might change your mind! 

Participants will understand key concepts in data analysis, know how the library environment influences the use of data, and identify resources and learning tools that they can use to improve their data fluency and analysis skills. 

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Lisa Fraser

Organizational Performance Project Manager, King County Library System
I became a librarian because I love connecting people with the information that they need. In my current position, I focus on strategic planning, evaluation, data & analytics, and project management. Combining words, numbers, and pictures into a meaningful story is my way of advocating... Read More →

Thursday August 8, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
Riverfront Ballroom B