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Tuesday, February 23 • 11:20am - 12:10pm
Telling Our Story with Data: From Numbers to a Narrative

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(Slides and Recording )
In this session we will share our story about moving from quantitative reference statistics to qualitative data. Our journey involved both in-person and online reference transactions prior to the pandemic and moved to 100% virtual reference service during the pandemic. We will describe how our approaches evolved due to changes in software options and how we have continued to tell our story during the pandemic. We will identify opportunities to use qualitative reference statistics to demonstrate library value and we will articulate how qualitative and quantitative reference statistics can be used for internal library planning. We will offer library professionals the opportunity to consider how they can use qualitative and quantitative data collection practices to increase internal and external communication, demonstrate how librarians impact student success, allow for better follow through when problems arise, and increase opportunities to analyze reference transactions and improve resource management.

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Jenny Turner

Instructional Services Librarian / Department Chair / Associate Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Jenny (she/her/hers) is Library Services Department Chair, Instructional Services Librarian, and Associate Professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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Casey M Duevel

Reference Coordinator / Reference Librarian, Minnesota State University, Mankato
I love working with students at the reference desk and love the thrill of using reference interview techniques to find the crux of the problem for the student.My non-library related loves are my wonderful husband and daughter, my fluffy critters (1 dog and 1 cat), hoarding recipes... Read More →
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Evan Rusch

Reference Librarian, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Evan (he/him/his) is Reference and Instruction Librarian, and Associate Professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Mark Mccullough

Librarian, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mark (he/him/his) is Reference and Instruction Librarian, and Associate Professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Tuesday February 23, 2021 11:20am - 12:10pm PST