NCompass Live: Library in a Dash
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Joyce Neujahr, Director of Patron Services & Emily McIllece, Reference Associate, from the University of Nebraska - Omaha Criss Library, will show how by means of an information dashboard, you can ...

Joyce Neujahr, Director of Patron Services & Emily McIllece, Reference Associate, from the University of Nebraska - Omaha Criss Library, will show how by means of an information dashboard, you can cultivate library data to visually connect departments within your library and the wider community.
NCompass Live - July 18, 2012.

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  • Places statistics were placed wiki shared drives desktops flash drives personal foldersPlatforms Excel Accesss Wiki Word documents
  • Also, many of the proprietary software would still require us to use Excel and input the information, since it would not have access to our different sources for statistics.
  • At last this, take tour of dashboard and Google sites

NCompass Live: Library in a Dash Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Librarians as Master GardenersMaking Statistics Bloom for Your Community Criss Library DashboardEmily McIlleceJoyce Neujahr
  • 2. Our Weedy Patch•Many statistics in many places•Many platforms •Formatting mess•Many users and different logins•No true organization•Not useful•Need easy access and quick analysis
  • 3. Our Vision•Free means to collect and display data•Easy to implement•Sustainable •Dashboard leaders from different departments•Adaptable•Satisfied report needs •Internal and External•Connect to the campus community •Advocacy •Demonstrate our Value
  • 4. The Dig• Searched Library literature and Google •Prevalence of proprietary software •Primarily used in businesses• Experimented with numerous examples of dashboards • Nothing library specific • If it was free there was little flexibility • Rest were costly
  • 5. Our Gardening Tools of Choice• Google Sites & Google Docs •Free •Easy •Customizable (mostly) •Updates in real time •Accessible anywhere, anytime •Choice of who sees and who edits
  • 6. Seeds & Planting •Google sites •Can use Excel and Google Docs •Easily upload or download •From multiple data storage places to this
  • 7. Blooming•Cultivate library data to visually connect: •Departments within the library •Budget •Annual reports •Collection development •Staffing • Wider community •Campus •Newsletter •Faculty Meetings •Advocacy purposes to other campus departments •Database usage •ILL requests from departments •Accreditations
  • 8. So What?•Are annual reports required from your library?•Do you have data and need information?•Do you need to show ROI to your community?•Presentation to your board/institution•Visual presentation is often easier to understand
  • 9. Questions? Comments?emcillece@unomaha.edujneujahr@unomaha.edu