How Data and Mapping Help Libraries Meet Their Patrons’ Needs (PLA On-Demand Webinar)—INDIVIDUAL USER

How Data and Mapping Help Libraries Meet Their Patrons’ Needs (PLA On-Demand Webinar)—INDIVIDUAL USER

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$49.00
Item Number:
1008-1901
Delivery Method: 
On-Demand
Duration: 
59 minutes
Publisher: 
PLA
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King County Library System (KCLS) is a 50-branch library system encompassing urban, suburban, and rural areas outside Seattle. Understanding the multifaceted diversity of the KCLS service area is essential to offering programs and services that are responsive to local community needs and interests. Exploring and mapping socially-oriented data has been a starting point in community discovery for KCLS staff for several years. Using PolicyMap, staff have access to data on topics that are meaningful in the public library context, at levels of granularity that are useful for both system-wide and branch-specific decision-making. Using real-world examples, this on-demand webinar demonstrates how KCLS staff have used PolicyMap to better understand their communities, develop services that are responsive to local and regional needs, and allocate library resources in alignment with organizational values. This archived webinar was originally presented October 8, 2019.

Running time: 59 minutes

At the conclusion of this on-demand webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how community data can inform development of library services;
  • Choose data that is relevant to their library’s mission and values; and
  • Explore and map data about their communities using PolicyMap.

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This on-demand webinar is intended for library directors, administrators, and library staff responsible for developing programs, services, or collections.

Lisa Fraser

Lisa Fraser is the organizational performance project manager at King County (WA) Library System (KCLS). Lisa has worked for KCLS for 15 years, starting as an adult services librarian before moving into an administrative role that combines her love for data and commitment to public service. She holds an MLIS from University of Washington and a Master’s in International Administration from the School for International Training in Vermont. Prior to becoming a librarian, she worked in higher education, first with international students and then with at-risk freshmen. Lisa has taught public library advocacy and planning and marketing for libraries at the University of Washington Information School, and has edited and contributed to several professional publications.

Elizabeth Nash

As the vice president of data and content development for PolicyMap (Philadelphia, PA), Elizabeth Nash provides the strategic vision for PolicyMap’s data and content creation. Elizabeth is responsible for devising and managing the data and content roadmap and for leading two teams including data development and content, and data client services. She combines a strong understanding of statistical methods with an expertise in demographic data and GIS analysis. Elizabeth joined PolicyMap in 2007 and was instrumental in developing the underlying data and designing the functionality of the various PolicyMap products. She holds a Bachelor’s in History with a Minor in Mathematics from Bryn Mawr College and a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Elizabeth sits on the board of the Association of Public Data Users and serves on the Federal Reserve Board’s community leaders forum.

PLA does not award credit hours, or CEUs, for its on-demand webinars and cannot verify participation.

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