How to use your State Annual Report data during budget season (and year-round)
Join Maria Bernier, State Data Coordinator, for an informative demonstration of how to sift through the mountains of Connecticut public library data in order to tell your library's story and answer common data questions. Learn how to use pre-made Excel charts to illustrate your budget presentations and documents. Let the data work for you!
Making the New Fact Flyers All Yours
With so much change captured in your 2021 Annual Report, why not wrap up all your data in some new fresh fact flyers? This year, we are offering THREE choices: the traditional fact flyer, the new designs launched last year, and a new Canva template you can fill in yourself. Choose whichever one you think best highlights the work that happens in your library. Join Ashley Sklar, Adult Services and Community Engagement Consultant, for some simple tips and tricks for personalizing these flyers as you think about your various potential uses for this information in terms of contexts and audiences.
It is strongly encouraged that you request your library’s new fact flyer(s) no later than a week ahead of the program. Please visit Statistics for Connecticut Public Libraries: Flyers & Resources for Advocacy for samples and information on how to request your flyers
Be sure to delve through all the links on other pages of this LibGuide for deep data on your library, other Connecticut libraries, and public libraries nationwide. Use the Chart & Report Creators in Excel or Data Visualizations in Tableau to illustrate your points.
New option offered starting in 2020 - new designs and subject focus! You can choose from At a Glance, Children and YA, or COVID-19 data in these new layouts. Each flyer has room where you can add your own library's highlights and photos for the year. Click on the image to see it full-size. For customized versions for your library, contact Maria Bernier (email@example.com).
In addition, the traditional Connecticut flyer and Individual Library flyer, both using FY2021 data, are still available. This year's flyer has a section at the bottom for services during the pandemic. Click on the image to see it full-size. For a customized version for your library, contact Maria Bernier (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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