Great information was shared during CASL’s annual spring workshop. Gwen Giddens helped us all to think about data – what it is, where to find it and how best to use it to improve our library programs. How many of you look at data? Whether it is library circulation data, CSAP data, or data generated by your own assessments of student information literacy skills, data can help inform your instruction. But data by itself will not transform your program. It is the process of reviewing and reflecting on that data that provides you insight in what is working and what isn’t. Look for future workshops on data provided by Nance Nassar from the State Library.
Those of you who attended the workshop –please share with our school librarian community some of the insights you gained – or what you’d still like to learn. This blog works best when we practice 2-way communication – share your thoughts and questions by adding a comment! If you are interested, presentations and handouts from Saturday’s workshop can be found on the CASL Website.