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Event Name:Data-driven Collection Development
Competency:Collection Development
Description:Are you struggling to make the best collection choices for your community?  Why not make data-driven decisions for your collection?  Learn how Deb Lambert, Director of Collection Management, Indianapolis Public Library, uses evidence-based data, trend analysis and communication at all levels to build and sustain interest and knowledge of the library’s vast collections.  

3 Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will learn ways to harvest and analyze collection usage data to make exceptional purchasing decisions to meet patron demand 
  • Participants will learn about educating public library staff on collection usage trends that might conflict with their perspectives and biases to help them adjust shelving allocations to match patron collection use and collection purchasing trends
  • Participants will learn about various data tools used for collection analysis, including ILS data, Excel Pivot Tables, collectionHQ, physical shelf measurement, and RFID shelf management devices.
Deb Lambert is passionate about helping libraries and patrons live in both the digital and physical library world.  She has spent years balancing budgets, training and staffing to support digital and physical library collections.  An outspoken advocate for libraries, she actively works with vendors to develop awareness of library needs.  As Director of Collection Management at the Indianapolis Public Library, she encourages her team to utilize data analysis and technology to streamline processes and collaborate effectively with the staff and public of a large multi-branch system and its community partners.
Event Date:11-29-18
Event Time:09:30 AM - 03:30 PM Eastern
Location:Mentor Public Library
8215 Mentor Ave.
Mentor, OH 44060

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Contact Person:Melissa Lattanzi
(phone: 3306550531)
Details:Who should attend:  Anyone interested in data-driven collection development
Competency:  Collection development

GEO Cost:      $160
Bronze Cost:  $120
Silver Cost:    $80
Gold Cost:      FREE

There is an additional $15 surcharge for facility use and amenities.
We encourage you to register a minimum of three (3) days in advance for this event in order to ensure that we can accommodate your full participation in terms of seating, hand-outs, food, etc.

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