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Visualizing and Assessing Library Data

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Visualizing data can provide instant and effective storytelling. With library data, you can instantly explore usage stats, collection facts, and user demographics. It can also be designed for all levels in your organization, from the individual cataloger or acquisitions specialist up to the library director or higher administration. Come explore different visualizations on real library data to see how you may begin to incorporate visualizations to show impact.

Learning Outcomes:

In this session attendees will:

  • View several kinds of visualizations to assess different areas of cataloging and acquisitions
  • Learn a few different chart options and how to apply them effectively
  • See best practices and ethical uses for assessing data


Stephanie Church has been with Case Western Reserve University for over 13 years as an Acquisitions Librarian. Her primary responsibilities include monograph purchases, managing and implementing user-driven initiatives, and collection assessment.

Nathan Putnam is the Director of Data Quality and Governance at OCLC leading a team of specialists focused on data quality, policies, and standards for WorldCat data assets. He has 20 years of cataloging and metadata experience working in multiple U.S. academic libraries as a cataloger and manager and enjoys discussing cataloging trends and issues with the wider metadata community.

CALL-SPONSORED: CALL is offering a limited number of free seats to California library staff in this ALA webinar. Please use the link above to register for one of these no-cost seats. In order to gain the most impact from learning events sponsored by the CALL grant we ask that all participants engage fully (attend, participate, discuss and share). If you are unable or not willing to agree to this, please be kind and leave a seat or place for someone else.


Tuesday, October 18, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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