Launched in 2015, the Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) brings together people from across the country (rural, suburban, and urban public libraries) for an intensive, participatory learning experience. Offered by the Colorado State Library and the Colorado Library Consortium, this year’s institute will take place September 30 to October 3, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. Participants will learn about topics such as:
- designing outcome-based evaluation of programs and services,
- assessing the needs of your community,
- tracking public library data and using these data for planning, management, and proving worth to your community,
- using data and stories to demonstrate library impact, and
- aligning research efforts with national initiatives such as Edge Benchmarks, the Impact Survey, and Project Outcome.
Enrollment opens January 26, 2016 – and only 100 participants will take part in this immersive learning experience.
Learn more at ripl.lrs.org/.