FOPL has done four of these 1.5 day symposia in partnership with the iSchool at the University of Toronto about new measurement strategies for libraries for four years.  They have been very well received and well attended.  FOPL and OLA members receive a 20% discount.

It’s time for the 2017 edition!  This is especially vital as we continue the consultations with the province with the Public Library Program Funding Review, head into the 2018 budget priority setting exercise, our Library Day at Queen’s Park in November, and, not to mention, prepare for a 2018 election.

With the publication of the book by OLA Press “Creating a Culture of Evaluation” in 2017 we’re at a landmark point in our efforts to build a stronger foundation for new library metrics.  These symposia are a key pillar of our Libraries 2025 strategies for the province.

Consider attending or sending someone from your library to this symposium.

Outcomes, Value & Impact: Metrics for Library Success
Monday & Tuesday, Oct 2nd & 3rd, 2017 at the iSchool at the University of Toronto

The current world is challenging all organizations to demonstrate their financial value and economic impact in ways that are new to many of us. All types of libraries are being asked to prove their worth in terms of the amount of money taxpayers or stockholders invest versus the value they receive in return.  Join us for in-depth conversations and hands-on practice as well as tips and techniques to apply more metrics in your organization.

  • Explore opportunities for new value measurements
  • Put metrics into the context of libraries
  • Share exciting measurement programs already in place by pioneers
  • Grab ideas for future endeavours
  • Exchange practices and insights with colleagues from different libraries
  • Features leading edge thinkers and practitioners as speakers:
    Rebecca Jones, Director, Services, Brampton Public Library
    Mohamed Hosseini-Ara, Toronto Public Library
    Richard HulserChief Librarian, Natural History Museum of LA
    Terry Beck, Information Services Manager, Sno-Isle Libraries
    Christa WerlePublic Services Project Manager, Sno-Isle Libraries  (via Skype)
    Lindsay Hanson, Data Analysis Librarian, Sno-Isle Libraries
  • Jason Griffey, Measure the Future, Knight Foundation Grant Project
    Stephen Abram, Executive Director,Federation of Ontario Public Libraries
    Carl Thompson, Counting Opinions
    Daphne Wood, Director, Communications & Development, Greater Victoria Public Library
  • And more

Register today!