Build your skills in making data-informed decisions for your library!
Amigos Library Services will be hosting a data conference for libraries and librarians on February 22, 2018. The conference is free for Amigos members.
Not a member? Apply for a scholarship from NMSL! Check back here January 2nd, when we announce our scholarship opportunities. There will be scholarships for both groups and individuals. The application will be open to libraries and librarians of all types.
Scholarship Application Opens: January 2, 2017
Complete the application online here >
Conference Date: February 22, 2017
About the Conference
Wrangling Data: Amigos Virtual Conference for Libraries
From Amigos.org: Whether you work in public, technical or IT services, more data is available to librarians now than ever before. We get circulation data from our ILS and other third-party vendors, demographic information from our communities, bibliographic data from MARC records and other utilities, budget data, survey data, collection data, website analytics, in-house use data, help desk data and more. We now have access to the tools and storage to manipulate these data streams to learn more about our communities, collections, and services. We’re no longer confined to working with data from a single source, but are able to take data from multiple sources, connect them to each other, and discover more about ourselves and our patrons.
Tabatha Farney(link is external), author of Using Digital Analytics for Smart Assessment(link is external) (ALA Editions, 2018), is our keynote speaker. As the Director of Web Services and Emerging Technologies for the Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Tabatha brings her experience using and writing about different types of analytics to our discussion.
During the day, learn from a variety of peers and experts – each time slot offers two or three different programming options for you to choose from. Don’t forget, one of the many benefits of Amigos Library Services membership is FREE attendance at all online conference. If you’re not a member, register by Friday, February 9 for discount pricing.