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Tuesday, May 23 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Data Visualization Techniques and Tools for Academic Libraries

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From ILSs and LMSs to COUNTER reports from online content providers
to log files from reference tracking systems, librarians have more data
than ever to help understand patron needs and guide collection choices.
But how to present all that data in ways that are meaningful to your
stakeholders and decision makers? How to tell the story that your
library needs to tell?

This half-day workshop will introduce you to basic techniques and
theory on data visualization, and take you through some basic
spreadsheet tools and then more advanced free and commercial
products to convert your log files, usage reports and collections data
sets into useful presentations and narratives for decision-makers. The
workshop will be hands-on, and participants will be encouraged to
bring actual reports and data files from their systems to work with.
Computers will be provided or you can bring your own Windows or
MacOS platform device. Tablets are not recommended.



Moderators
avatar for Trina O'Brien Leggott

Trina O'Brien Leggott

APLA 2017, Program Committee
Happily retired after 30 years, more or less, in libraries. I'm enjoying library association activities, travelling and doing as I please!

Speakers
avatar for Alison Ambi

Alison Ambi

Head, Collections Strategies, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Alison Ambi joined the team of librarians at Memorial University inDecember 2014 after 7 years of techy adventures as a public librarian inHalifax. In her current role she is the physical sciences liaison and theinterim head of collections. Alison has recently become interested in... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Belvadi

Melissa Belvadi

User Experience & Collections Librarian, University of Prince Edward Island
Academic collections management and analysis, particularly electronic books and serials. How to squeeze every last penny of value from our depressingly small budget. User experience in electronic products and optimizing discoverability experience. Data visualization. Google Sheets... Read More →


Tuesday May 23, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Robertson Library - UPEI 550 University Ave, Charlottetown

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