Presentation on theme: "Rachel G. Rubin BEXLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY Enlighten Engage Inspire ENGAGEMENT THROUGH EVALUATION: UNDERSTANDING AND USING DATA TO CONNECT TO YOUR COMMUNITY."— Presentation transcript:
Rachel G. Rubin BEXLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY Enlighten Engage Inspire ENGAGEMENT THROUGH EVALUATION: UNDERSTANDING AND USING DATA TO CONNECT TO YOUR COMMUNITY EVERYDAY ADVOCACY 4/25/2013
Evaluation: Focused on making a judgment about quality To document achievement against set standards Assessment: Measures performance in order to produce feedback for improvement Non-judgmental EVALUATION VS. ASSESSMENT
Between 2011 and 2012, the number of kids with Bexley Public Library cards increased 14%.
Pew Internet and American Life Project: Libraries http://www.pewinternet.org/topics/Libraries.aspx?typeFilter=5 OCLC http://oclc.org/research/publications.html ALA Impact Research: http://www.ala.org/research/librariesmatter/http://www.ala.org/research/librariesmatter/ State of Americas Libraries: http://www.ala.org/news/pr?id=12834http://www.ala.org/news/pr?id=12834 PEW, OCLC, IMLS, OH MY!
91% of Americans ages 16 and older say public libraries are important to their communities Just 22% say they know all or most of the services their libraries offer now Library Services in the Digital Age http://libraries.pewinternet.org/2013/01/22/library-services/ http://libraries.pewinternet.org/2013/01/22/library-services/ NATIONAL TRENDS, LOCAL IMPACT