Dive Into Data 2

Dive Into Data 2: New Skills, New Depths

Two years ago, OhioNET hosted a day-long, multi-type conference where we invited library staff from all over Ohio to Dive Into Data.  Our event introduced attendees to the basics of assessment, discussed why data-related skills are so critical, and talked about tactics to support a culture of assessment.  Since then the landscape has only become more complex and the expectations only greater.  So, with a day of practical advice and relevant examples, we're taking the conversation to the next level by focusing on the how rather than the why of effective research projects.


What's your goal?

Strong research begins with a well-defined question and answers come from well-planned data collection and analysis.  Our conference session tags will introduce you to a variety of research methodologies, approaches, and ideas suited for tackling different kinds of research projects and asking different kinds of questions.  Each tag will focus on a different type of research goal.


Visioning:  How should your library adapt and evolve to meet your community's needs?  Learn more about using data to define your library's strategic direction and identify potential new initiatives.

Decision-making: Are you faced with a difficult choice, or attempting to persuade others of the right choice? Learn more about using data to gain insights into available options and to prepare a credible, convincing case.

Evaluating: Are your existing initiatives achieving your desired goals, or having the intended impact? Learn more about using data to assess the effectiveness of your library’s programs and services.


Keep it real!       

Our day will also include insights from your colleagues' experience with conducting research in the real world. Plans are great, but they don't always turn out as you imagine. How can you problem-solve without being overwhelmed?  Simpler can sometimes be better.  We'll show you how to stay on track.

Real-Life Research Case Study Panel--participants will describe different aspects of their research process: refining research questions, identifying stakeholders, selecting methods, and more.

Real-Time Research Projects--the conference polanning committee has organized several simple projects that will demonstrate various methods for collecting data. Each will be conducted during the course of the day, taking input from attendees. We'll share our results during the closing session.

To see our schedule overview and list of speakers, CLICK HERE!






To support the next generation of librarians, we have added a student registration option applicable to those currently enrolled in any library or information science degree program.

(Subject to verification.)

Bill Me Later OhioNET members* whose employers will be paying for their attendance may request the Bill Me Later option to be invoiced after the event in the new fiscal year. Need to pay in this fiscal year?  Choose Register NOW.
Register NOW Non-members, students, and anyone paying out of their own pocket must pre-pay via our Eventbrite page, which accepts credit card and PayPal payments.
Cancellations made after 7/13/17 cannot be refunded.

* Not sure if your library is an OhioNET member?  Check out our current list of member libraries or drop us an email!