Media Smart Librarian Cynthia Alexandre uses new data visualization skills to advocate for her library

One of the best things about this grant is to see librarians take what they learned back into practice. Many people have shared with me the impact of the grant on their work and one great example is Cynthia Alexandre, a Media Smart Librarian and School Media Specialist at Goff Middle School in Pawtucket. She attended the Seeing is Believing: Understanding Data Visualization workshop with Lauren Plews, the State Data Coordinator for OLIS. Participants were tasked with creating a visual to display their own data story. At a follow up session in April, Cyndi shared her infographic with other librarians. She now sends regular newsletters to her library community that tell her story in a graphical format that is visually apealing and easier to understand.