Believe the Data! Expert Tips on Analyzing Data and Trends in Collection Development

Presented by: collectionHQ & Library Journal
Event Date & Time: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 

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Consumers today can do almost anything with the touch of a screen or click of a mouse. Information can be accessed instantly and goods or services purchased within seconds. This easy and instant access to goods and information is changing consumer expectations, and Public Libraries face increased pressure to prove they can remain relevant in an evolving digital landscape. As a result, librarians are tasked with adding new services, expanding resources, and offering education to address the digital divide. All this with added budget uncertainty can place strain on our libraries. Efficient and reliable methods to monitor patron trends and meet demand can help. 

Introducing Big Data. The abundance of data at our fingertips offers the perfect solution for libraries to remain relevant and essential parts of our communities. With the correct tools, Big Data can be used to:

  • Match the library’s collection with patron demand
  • Free up staff time to spend on activities that add value to their community
  • Improve turnover and circulation of collections
  • Communicate with patrons more effectively
  • Create a transparent and high performing library service

Featuring presentations from the San Francisco Public Library, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library and collectionHQ, this webinar will discuss the tried and tested methods that are enabling Public Libraries to achieve these benefits.


Shellie Cocking, Chief of Collections and Technical Services, San Francisco Public Library

Dr. Gabriel Morley, Executive Director, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library

Scott Crawford, Vice-President – General Manager, collectionHQ


Rebecca Jozwiak, Library Journal

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