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PNLA 2019 Conference

Centennial Hotel - Spokane, Washington

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Friday, August 9 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Everyday Data

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In this workshop, we’ll explore the data that surrounds us and permeates our lives. We’ll complete a creative exercise to capture a “data snapshot” and talk about the discoveries prompted by this type of noticing, which is new to many. We’ll then talk about how data visualization can be used to explore and find patterns in more formal data, and do a brief exploratory project using library survey comments. 

Bring colored pens and pencils if you have them, and be ready for some fun learning! 

After this workshop, students will be able to:
1. Articulate what data is, how it surrounds us, and why it is important;
2. Use visualization techniques to explore relationships and patterns in a data set;
3. Apply best practices for data visualization to other collections of data in formal and informal settings.

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Ellie Dworak

Associate Professor/Librarian, Boise State Universsity
Ellie is super excited about data visualization, library assessment, and color palettes. She also loves typography, hand lettering, barre fitness, Neil Gaiman, and tending her garden. She lives in Boise Idaho with her husband, three dogs, and a small flock of homing pigeons.

Friday August 9, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am PDT
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