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1 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

2 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

3 Between 2011 and 2012, the number of kids with Bexley Public Library cards increased 14%.

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5 The number of kids with Bexley Public Library cards increased 14% from 2011-2012

6 WHY COLLECT DATA?

7 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!

8 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

9 LOCO FOR LOCAL

10 What do you want to know? Does the data youre collecting answer the questions you need to answer? What will you do with the information? Do you need help? READY, FIRE, AIM

11 COUNTING OPINIONS

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13 BUSINESS DECISION

14 Evaluation forms Did this program/service/training/class meet your expectations? Ongoing Feedback Tell us how were doing! Surveys and Focus Groups Informal/Anecdotal IN-HOUSE

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16 ADVOCATE http://ebookfriend ly.com/2013/04/ 05/libraries- matter-5-fantastic- library- infographics/

17 ADVOCATE http://www.ala.org/offices/sites/ala.org.offices/files/content/QuotableFacts.2012_0.pdf

18 Library Advocates Handbook http://www.ala.org/offices/ola/libraryadvocateshandbook Advocacy University http://www.ala.org/advocacy/advleg/advocacyuniversity ADVOCACY TOOLS

19 CONNECT

20 ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS.


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