Are you drowning in a sea of data? Check out these data classes from Amigos Library Services
Getting the Most Out of Your Data Using Pivot Tables<https://www.amigos.org/node/5102> - August 7 & 14, 9:00 am - 10:00 am CDT. Looking for a way to gain meaningful insight into your spreadsheets? The most powerful way to summarize and present information from a large and detailed set of data is through pivot tables. Pivot functionality is built into spreadsheet applications such as Excel or Google Docs, but is a feature that is often overlooked, ignored, or assumed to be too challenging. In this course, you will learn how to take advantage of this feature, how to apply it to existing data sets, and more. At the end of this course, you should be able to identify and apply pivot tables to existing data sets, create a usable and useful pivot table to summarize data, and explain and present information shown in a pivot table. Registration ends soon!
Know & Go: The Data-Driven Library<https://www.amigos.org/node/4536> - October 1, 2018, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm CDT. Data-driven decision making is an approach to business management that values decisions supported by verifiable data. This session will provide a brief introduction on the utilization of library data for strategic decision making and planning. Attendees will be introduced to the basic steps for data driven decision-making and explore the various data sources libraries can use to evaluate and improve services.
Understanding and Using Library Data<https://www.amigos.org/node/4859> - October 4-5, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT. Effective collection, interpretation and display of library data informs library decision-making and service design. This course serves as a primer for basic analytic concepts and methods and a refresher on tried-and-true statistics. Students will discuss the relative merits and limitations of concepts covered. The course will provide instruction on several free tools for collecting, analyzing and visualizing data. Students will draft a data analysis project to use in their own library.
You can view our entire course schedule at http://www.amigos.org/continuing_education.
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