2022 Spring Directors Institute

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2022 Spring Directors Institute

04/15/2022 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Save the date for the 2022 Spring Directors Institute hosted by NEKLS: Friday, April 15, 2022. This is a free event for Northeast Kansas public library directors held virtually and in-person at the NEKLS office. In-person attendance is now full and new registrations will be added to a wait list. The workshops listed below will be available live over Zoom and recorded.

  • Not Another Library Survey! with visiting facilitator Keith Rocci – 10:00 am (Preregister for Zoom Link)
  • Data Visualization On A Dime with visiting facilitator Linda Hofschire  – 1:15 pm (Preregister for Zoom Link)
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Not Another Library Survey! – Keith Rocci

Library surveys are an important part of crafting effective library services. However, library users are constantly surveyed in all aspects of their lives. How do we get them to complete the survey? How do you get data that is valuable? This discussion will present a step-by-step approach to completing effective community analysis through relationship building and trust. By developing a culture of caring with your users they will be more compelled to be part of your evaluation of library services. Letting them drive the process is a great step toward usage statistics going up!

Keith is the Distance Education Library Department Head at Pima Community College. He has been in a library leadership role since July, 2015. He has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level since 2005. Since August, 2010, he has been teaching for Emporia State University. He also teaches for the EDU Department at Pima CC. He has written one book (Library Research Strategies, 2013) and has presented at three national library conferences. (Internet Librarian, Computers in Libraries and ACRL)

Data Visualization On A Dime – Linda Hofschire

You don’t have to be a graphic designer to present your library statistics in a way that effectively communicates value. In this session, you’ll learn quick and easy tips for displaying your statistics so that they tell a powerful story about your library, whether your data visualization aspirations consist of adding a few Excel charts to a board report or designing a complex infographic for your website.

Linda Hofschire has more than 25 years of experience conducting social science research and evaluation and providing training in-person and online. She directs the Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL), an initiative originally funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to provide data and evaluation training for library staff. She is also the Instructional Designer for the IMLS-funded project Embedding Evaluation in Libraries, and the Training Coordinator for Infopeople, the national training arm of the Califa Group. Linda serves as the chair of the Public Library Association’s Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment Committee, and was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2017. She is passionate about making data accessible and meaningful to users.


9:30 am - 3:30 pm


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4317 W 6th Street
Lawrence, KS 66049 United States
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