ST 12/10: A new set of links

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The ideas and resources below come from Fiona Bradley at IFLA (thanks!).

Martha Kyrillidou makes an excellent point about availability of results, encouraging associations to make the results of surveys and data available: http://libraryassessment.info/?p=266

The workshop should emphasize the importance of giving context for statistics and delivering them in the way that communicates best to an audience.

In addition to the exercise on the World Report MLAS indicators,  some of the indicators below will give a good illustration of the types of statistics that are useful for advocacy, especially for public libraries. Indicators like

  • Is your library the only provider of free Internet access?
  • Do people use the library for job seeking, or health information?

Statistical examples:

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