Seeing is Believing: Understanding Data Visualization

Tuesday, March 7 , 2017, 4-6 pm

West Warwick Public Library

Virtual follow up session: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 5-6 pm

Series: Media Smart Libraries

Facilitator: Lauren Plews, State Data Coordinator, OLIS

Many libraries capture data but find it difficult to report and share. In this workshop you will be introduced to best practices in effective graphical representation of quantitative information. Learn how to select graphical formats to display your own data story and discover how appealing visual narratives makes data more accessible.

Participants will be tasked to create a visual using their own data and then share the experience at a follow up virtual session. Participants will be able to use what they have learned in their own practice but could also implement data visualization programs/instruction for their patrons and students.

This workshop is part of the Media Smart Libraries program which was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant # LG-07-14-0045-14. Attendance at this workshop could be applied to the Access & Use, Analyze & Evaluate, Create & Collaborate, Reflect, or Take Action digital badge.

Intended Audience: Public Librarians, School Librarians

Registration Required; please register on the OLIS website.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm