When people think “library,” they don’t often think of data. Books? Sure. Reading? Of course. But data, even simple data, is the key piece that needs to be told to show growth, leverage a seat at the table, make the library space into what it can be, and be a priority for administrators and school boards alike. But data is only as good as the story you tell with it.
Participants will learn about (1) the five different areas of library data that can be collected and how to collect it, (2) how to use data for evaluations, (3) what stories to tell with it, and (4) intro to remote and COVID data.
Take my mistakes and turn them into your success.
Amy N. Stefanski is the District Librarian for Dunlap School District #323. A former secondary CTE teacher, she now manages the print and digital collection, operational strategy, and development of the K-12 Library Program. As an advocate for school libraries & sustainable education, she focuses on the growth and sustainability of educational professionals by offering leadership and development opportunities to better enhance library programs for all students and teachers. Amy bridges the gap between schools and businesses by understanding the needs of our students in growing markets. She anticipates her graduation from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, December 2020, with an MBA from the Gies Business School.
Amy is the creator of the D323 Library Podcast, Libranski.com and Learning with Libranski.