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Planning a Library-Wide Open House: Data-Driven Decision Making in Action

March 15, 2016 | Rebecca Kelley and Randa Lopez (LSU)

Rebecca Kelley and Randa Lopez will outline the history of LSU Libraries Open House, an annual event to highlight library services and resources available to undergraduates. Participants will learn how data-driven decision making can be used in planning a library-wide event. We will discuss how LSU Libraries used data collected from the pilot event in February 2014 to determine the feasibility of an annual event. Likewise, data collected from subsequent open houses in fall 2014 and 2015 was used to make decisions for future events.

Social Media in Your Library

February 25, 2016 | Gail Kwakl (NSULA)

Participants will learn the basics of social media and how to leverage it to promote library services and events. The presentation will emphasize Instagram and how Northwestern State University libraries used it to promote a Freshman-centered event in the fall of 2014.