Using Data to Tell Your Library Story Workshop


Presentation Files


PowerPoint Presentation (PDF) or (PPTX)



Demographic Resources

American FactFinder Community Facts
Oregon Popular Research Center – Population Estimates and Reports
Oregon Office of Economic Analysis – Demographic Forecast
Oregonian's Your Schools Test Scores, Federal Ratings and More
US Department of Agriculture Capacity Builder


Benchmarking Resources

Explore Public Library Survey Data – Institute of Museum and Libraries Services
Public Libraries Hot Report - Institute of Museum and Libraries Services and U.S. Census
Oregon State Library Public Library Statistics Spreadsheet
Library Journal Index of Public Library Service


Infographic Resources

Data Visualization for the Rest of Us: A Beginner's Guide - Web Junction webinar
Book: Infographics : a practical guide for librarians by Crane, Beverley E. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
Available for ILL from Oregon State Library.
Librarian Design Share
Libraries matter: 15 fantastic library infographics
New York Public Library “By the Numbers“
The Atlantic, “The Nation in Numbers”
Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners “World’s Most Visited Tourist Attractions”


Other Resources 

Project Outcome - Public Library Association
Impact Survey - University of Washington Information School
Outcome-Based Evaluation - Oregon State Library
Shaping Outcomes -  Online Course from Indiana University-Purdue and the Institute of Museum and Libraries Services