ST 18/12: Statistics for advocacy in Poland


I am happy to note that the first Statistics for Advocacy course in Poland was held on 25th September 2012.

Lovely Masuria: lakes and forests …

Joanna Burska from Olsztyn County Library reports that there were 12 participants (directors and persons involved in statistic works) from public libraries in Warmia and Mazury region.

The materials were translated into Polish in late 2011, with financial support fram SES/IFLA. Joanna is now working on the final version of materials with comments after first course. It will then be published on the net as you suggested. She adds:

I hope that demand for statistical training will be increasing in Poland and in my region (as in Norway). Problem is that librarians are still not aware enough that numbers are favourable arguments. I am convinced that it will change soon and course will be very important for librarians.

Last year Joanna told us about big changes in the Polish library national statistic system.

Since 2011 Central Statistical Office implemented new range of statistics data for libraries. We (as a regional library) are responsible for data on regional level so begginnig of the year was important time for us. We had to help libraries with their statistical reports. And by the way we decided to implement new regional system presentation of our statistics.

This week and next one we will be discuss range of outcomes and indicators we are going to publish. Group on national level established under Librarians Society responsible on preparations joint indicators for public libraries till this time has not finished tests in libraries. On the other hand outcomes of new range of statistics of Central Statistical Office will be published on June 2012.




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