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Concurrent Program Session

Utilizing Project Outcome and Dashboard Software to Facilitate Data-Driven Programming Decisions

Friday, March 23, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 111 AB

Do you want to implement Project Outcome and use the results with other modern data collection methods for data-driven decision making? Do you want your data to be easily collected and interpreted using business intelligence software? Learn how to gather, organize, and display meaningful outputs and outcomes, in order to review programs for quality and utilize outcomes to influence programming initiatives and decisions.

At the end of this session, participants will:

1: Understand the move towards modern data collection methods and displays 2: Gain insight on implementing Project Outcome 3: Know how to combine modern data displays with Project Outcome results for data-driven decision making

The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 2: People with some knowledge, who want to increase their understanding.

This session will have: Medium interaction (example: single speaker/panel with questions or discussion throughout)

Handouts: Download 1  

Track: Plan

Tags: Administration/Management, Community Surveys, Knowledge Management, Programming/Services, Research and Statistics, Strategic Planning


Caroliegh Frentzel, Data Analyst
Richland Library , Columbia , SC

I am the Data Analyst at Richland Library and have been working on building dashboards for management and administrators to use. These dashboards have allowed staff to view data in a digestible way and make meaning for conclusions about the success of our various initiatives.

Sarah Sawicki, Planning & Projects Director
Richland Library , Columbia , SC

An experienced project manager, Sarah Sawicki joined Richland Library in 2012 as Virtual Services Project Manager and has been championing the 11-location system ever since. Now serving as Planning and Projects Director, she guides cross-functional teams through human-centered design to plan new and improved products, services and spaces. She advises other staff serving as project managers on strategic initiatives, measures outcomes with the help of the system?s new data analyst.

Sarah Gough, Programs and Partnerships Librarian
Richland Library , Columbia , SC

As Richland Library?s Programs and Partnerships Librarian, Sarah Gough coordinates and supports adult programming system-wide, and works with community organizations to strategically advance the library?s mission of serving our diverse community. She works on several special projects addressing civic engagement, social justice, and literacy, and is author of Serving Grandfamilies in Libraries: A Handbook and Programming Guide. A 2017 ALA Emerging Leader, Sarah is a military spouse and mother to Alex (3) and Vivian (1).

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