The community-led approach to libraries aims to create a library for the people, by the people. This event is a full day of collaborating, networking and learning about this approach to librarianship.
OPLA’s Community-Led Libraries Think Tank is for you whether you are just getting started with a community-led library approach or you’ve already embraced the concept. The day features an opportunity to discuss themes and issues related to community-led in small groups, to share ideas and best practices and to hear from experts in the field.
2017 Community-Led Think Tank
Not Just Book Stats: Presenting Data That Demonstrates Your Value
When: Friday, May 26, 2017
Location: Niagara Falls Public Library
Victoria Avenue Branch
4848 Victoria Avenue,
Niagara Falls, ON L2E 4C5
Bus routes #104 and #204 stop at Library and #102 stops on Queen Street, 2 blocks north of the Library.
Free Parking available off Buckley Ave., (1 block east of Victoria Ave., via Morrison St.)
Full day attendance $100.00 + HST
Registration fee includes lunch, snacks and a copy of Creating a Culture of Evaluation.
Measurement, Evaluation and the Importance of Developing Effective Indicators
Kimberly Silk, Principal, Brightsail Research and Dr. Bill Irwin, Huron University College
Join Bill and Kim, authors of Creating a Culture of Evaluation, as we discuss how evaluation contributes to community engagement. They will briefly review key components of evaluation, including the logic model and quantitative and qualitative instruments. They will then focus on the principles of developing outcome-based indicators.
- Strengthen your understanding of the importance of evaluation to support community engagement.
- Learn the principles and best practices for developing effective outcome-based indicators.
- Apply this knowledge to develop useful outcome-based indicators that you can implement at your library.
The OLA Board of Directors has
established a modest travel fund to ensure members of the association
have opportunities to participate in OLA programs despite geographical
OLA Travel Fund
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Sponsors and Exhibitors
If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the Community Led Think Tank please contact Michelle at OLA .
Registrations will be reimbursed at
100% until 30 days prior to the event; 50% until 15 days prior and will
not be reimbursed at all within 14 days of the event. Registration can
be transferred to another staff member at any point during the
registration process. Please email your cancellation or transfer
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