Understanding and Using Library Data

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Course Description

Effective collection, interpretation and display of library data informs library decision-making and service design. This course serves as a primer for basic analytic concepts and methods and a refresher on tried-and-true statistics. Students will discuss the relative merits and limitations of concepts covered. The course will provide instruction on several free tools for collecting, analyzing and visualizing data. Students will draft a data analysis project to use in their own library.

Learning objectives for this session include
  • Understand basic principles of data, statistics, and information and how they relate.
  • Consider and evaluate different methods of library data collection, data analysis, and data visualization.
  • Draft a small data project for your library integrating collection, analysis and visualization elements.
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.
Contact Hours: 
4
Instructor
Elaine Lasda - learning@amigos.org