Shout It from the Rooftop: How to Create an Engaging Annual Report for Your Library


Libraries do so many great things for the communities we serve, and we have the data to back it up! At the end of the year, what do you do with all of that great information? Do you tell your stakeholders all of the amazing things your library has done? An annual report allows you to close the loop on assessment, tell your community members (and your administration) what your library has accomplished, and demonstrate the value of the work you do. Creating an engaging annual report can be a daunting task. What should you include? What can you leave out? It’s hard to know where to start.  In this workshop, participants will learn how to take an annual report from creation to completion. Through hands-on activities and group work, participants will learn how to connect their library's accomplishments to their organization's larger goals. We'll examine annual reports from different library types for ideas and determine what works and what doesn't. We'll pay special attention to digital accessibility and tools for creating your annual report. This workshop is ideal for library staff from all library types. 

 Attendees to this session will have the opportunity to

  • Walk through the steps of creating an annual report that demonstrates impact on their organization’s larger goals
  • Examine various report styles from different library types
  • Discuss the importance of digital accessibility
  • Explore tools for creating their annual reports

 Notes: Attendees should bring a copy of their organization's mission, vision, and/or strategic plan, and a laptop or tablet.



May 27th, 2020 9:30 AM   through   3:30 PM
1500 West Lane Ave.
Columbus, 43221-3975
United States
Phone: 1-800-686-8975
Event Fee(s)
Event Fee(s)
OhioNET members $ 65.00
Non-members $ 130.00
Webinar Event
Webinar Key
Archived Webinar Link
Event Details
Presenter Name Kristin Cole (Otterbein University)
Presenter Background

Kristin Cole is the Assessment and Special Projects Librarian at Otterbein University, a position she has held since 2017. She discovered her love of librarianship as a student worker at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She graduated with an MLIS in 2009 and an M.Ed in Instructional Technology in 2013, both from Kent State. Since then, she has worked in many different roles in libraries, including cataloging, instruction, and distance learning. As an assessment librarian, she is passionate about letting the world know about all the wonderful things libraries do for their users.

Training Track Data Analysis & Assessment
Who Should Attend Individuals responsible for creating annual reports and other communications with stakeholders or anyone with an interest in the topic.
CE Contact Hours 5

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