RIPL Resources: Tuesday, July 28

Opening Keynote, Monday night: What Research Wants

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Creating a Library Data Road Map

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Assessing Community Needs


Know Your Community: Using Demographic Data to Inform Planning



How to Listen to Your Community with Interviews and Focus Groups

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Moving Toward Outcomes

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Why Are You Doing What You’re Doing? Outcomes-Based Evaluation for Planning and Impact

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Recognizing the Potential of Open-Ended Questions

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An Exclusive Evening With EBSCO: Reader, Seeker, Socialite, Informavore: Digital Habits of Public Library Patrons

Deirdre Costello, EBSCO Sr. UX Researcher

RIPL Participants’ Evaluation Projects

Descriptions of RIPL participants’ evaluation projects

Learning Station Resources

Data Visualization

Sharing Out RIPL

Social Media Metrics

 Alternative Methods to the Survey


  • Public Library Statistics & Profiles
    Dive into annual statistics from the Colorado Public Library Annual Report using our interactive tool, results tailored to trustees, and state totals and averages.
  • School Library Impact Studies
    School libraries have a profound impact on student achievement. Explore studies about this topic by LRS and other researchers in our comprehensive guide.
  • Fast Fact Reports
    Looking for a quick rundown of library research? Check out our Fast Facts, which highlight research and statistics about various library topics.


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LRS is part of the Colorado State Library, a unit of the Colorado Department of Education. We design and conduct library research for library and education professionals, public officials, and the media to inform practices and assessment needs. We partner with the Library and Information Science program at University of Denver's Morgridge College of Education to provide research fellowships to current MLIS students.

This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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