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Online Doc Register today for ALA-CORS seminar, Seeing is Believing (November 7th)

by Rudolph Rose (non-member) on Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 03:28 pm

Please feel free to disseminate this announcement about the November 7th webinar widely. Apologies for any duplication.

Seeing is Believing:  Understanding Data Visualization for Library Research

Please feel free to disseminate this announcement about the November 7th webinar widely. Apologies for any duplication.

Seeing is Believing:  Understanding Data Visualization for Library Research

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 7
Time: 2PM Eastern time | 1PM Central time | Noon Mountain time | 11AM Pacific time
Duration: 1.5 hours
Register for access: Use this Adobe Connect link to register; if this email comes with the hyperlink disabled/ you have registration problems, please email nrose@ala.org before Tuesday Nov. 6 to register. Space is limited to 97 attendees.

This free webinar, sponsored by the ALA Committee on Research and Statistics, will provide an overview of best practices in the graphical presentation of quantitative information, emphasizing the need for clarity, fairness, accuracy, and visual efficiency. The purpose of data visualization is to display data impartially in order to uncover the 'stories' data have to tell. When presentations follow the graphical principles presented, then trustworthy and useful stories can emerge from our data.

"Seeing is Believing" was originally scheduled for ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim.

The webinar recommends avoiding marketing-oriented visualization designs that trivialize quantitative evidence while seeking to engage and entertain audiences. Attendees will learn how to select graphical formats to portray their data effectively. An introductory subset from the larger array of graphical best practices will be presented.

The workshop aims to provide attendees with a taste of this fascinating topic in order to inspire further study of works by visualization experts Edward Tufte, William Cleveland, Howard Wainer, Stephen Few, and Dona Wong.

Presenter: Ray Lyons is a statistical programmer, independent consultant, and trainer in library performance measurement. He is the co-creator of the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. His articles on library assessment have appeared in Public Library Quarterly, Public Libraries, and Library & Information Science Research.  Ray has masters degrees in library and information science and in public administration, with a specialty in quantitative methods. He writes at http://libperformance.com.

Webinar home page: http://www.ala.org/offices/cors/seeing-believing-understanding-data-visualization-library-research-webinar

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Online Doc ALA CORS Annual Conference Agenda

by Cathleen Bourdon-IL (staff) on Thu, May 24, 2012 at 01:32 pm

Colleagues,

I am posting the agenda for the CORS meeting at Annual Conference.

Cathleen Bourdon, Staff Liaison

Online Doc CORS Midwinter Minutes

by Cathleen Bourdon-IL (staff) on Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 09:02 am

Here are the minutes from our meeting in Dallas. Please let me know if there are any corrections.

Cathleen, Staff Liaison

Online Doc CORS Midwinter Meeting Agenda

by Cathleen Bourdon-IL (staff) on Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 10:51 am

Here's the Midwinter agenda for the ALA Committee on Research and Statistics.

Online Doc 2011 Annual Conference Minutes

by Cathleen Bourdon on Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 10:27 am

Colleagues,

I am attaching the minutes from the 2011 Annual Conference CORS meeting. Please let me know if there are any corrections.

Cathleen Bourdon, CORS Staff Liaison

Online Doc ALA 2015 Strategic Plan

by Cathleen Bourdon on Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 08:41 am

CORS Colleagues,

I am attaching two documents that provide an update on the strategies in the 2015 ALA Strategic Plan.

Cathleen Bourdon, CORS Staff Liaison

To facilitate research and related activities in all units of the Association, especially activities related to library statistics; to advise the ALA Council and Executive Board on programs, policy, and priorities regarding research and related activities; to recommend procedures to achieve expeditious consideration of all ALA unit proposals for research and related activities by the ALA Executive Board; to encourage the establishment of divisional committees for the purpose of stimulating research and statistics; to maintain liaison with all units of the Association regarding research and related activities in the units; to identify questions regarding library service which need to be answered through research and promote the conduct of research to answer those questions; to review and make recommendations concerning national data collection efforts pertaining to libraries, recommending inclusions, definitions, procedures, and policies as appropriate; to serve as a base committee for liaisons from other associations and groups with shared concerns about library statistics; and to serve as an advisory committee for the Office for Research and Statistics. 

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