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Finding and Keeping Library Users Through Survey Methods
Wednesday, October 30, 2002
9:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM

Location:
Euclid Public Library

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Cost:
$130 CAMLS Members
$150 Affiliate Members
$190 Non-members
Free for guests/speakers

Veggie Available

Deadline: Wednesday, October 23, 2002
Limit: 35
Registered Now: 16
Contact Hours: 11

**Notes:
Registration fee is for both days of this two-day workshop.
Fee includes lunch and materials.

This new, two-part series, taking place October 30 followed by a second day one week later November 6 focuses on the use of surveys as a viable method for collecting and understanding information in areas of significance to the library community.

Session One is designed as an introduction to survey methodology. Whether you have limited experience working with surveys or are a professional experienced in using surveys, Session One will provide relevant information about survey types, design and methodology. Session Two will examine the organization and analysis of the collected data. Furthermore, Session Two will help you come to a clear, comprehensive understanding of the survey results on both a descriptive and predictive level, and analyze the survey itself to strengthen it as an instrument for future use.

The program is designed to be highly interactive, and although each participant is encouraged to apply the learned knowledge to her or his own areas of interest, the example that will be built upon and used throughout the sessions addresses the issue of “the non-user” of the library system.

Course Content

    Session 1, Wednesday October 30
  • Survey design
  • Deciding on demographics
  • Qualitative and quantitative approaches
  • Constructing items to measure that which you intend to measure

    Session 2, Wednesday November 6

  • Preparing the data and recognizing response distortions
  • Making sense of the findings
  • Post survey analyses to strengthen the instrument
Audience: Library Administrators, Department Heads and anyone who develops and analyzes surveys
Presenter:
Dr. Robert LaGuardia
has served as a consultant and staff psychologist for international and local management consulting/outplacement firms. For the past 19 years he has worked with Fortune 500 companies across the country on projects involving executive coaching, leader development, change management and diversity, organization surveys, and executive team development. Bob has served on the faculties of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Hobart and William Smith College. Currently, he holds an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Psychology at Cleveland State University and is a faculty member for the Diversity Institute of Greater Cleveland.

More on this topic:

http://www.infotoday.com/online/sep02/Plosker.htm