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Registration for RIPL Regional Now Open!

2017 July 31
by Jennifer Peters

Join regional public library leaders for two full days of instruction on October 30-31, 2017, to learn about:

• Designing outcome-based evaluation of programs and services
• Assessing the needs of your community
• Techniques for tracking public library data and using these data for planning, management, and demonstrating the library’s worth
• Using data and stories to document the impact of your library

RIPL Regional is an intensive, two-day regional institute hosted by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in partnership with the Colorado State Library and the Colorado Library Consortium. Participants will leave RIPL Regional with tools for evaluation, con­fidence in building research into their activities, and a network of colleagues for future learning and success.

Registration for RIPL Regional is now open. Click here to submit an application. (Direct link:

RIPL Regional will be held on the UT Arlington campus. The registration fee is $150. (Attendees will be invoiced upon acceptance into the Institute.)

The workshop is limited to 50 public library staff from Texas and surrounding states. We anticipate that the Institute will fill up quickly and that we will have a waiting list. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis, but TSLAC reserves the right to ensure representation by geography and library size. Applying Texas libraries must be accredited. Only one staff member per library system should apply.

Participants will receive complimentary breakfast, lunch, and snacks on both days of the Institute, but are financially responsible for all other travel, accommodations, and meals. We have a hotel block reserved at the rate of $109/night. (A link to the reservation site will be included in registration confirmation.)

A small number of Texas public libraries serving populations of 12,000 or less are eligible for a $1,000 travel stipend to cover registration fee, hotel, and other travel expenses from the Tocker Foundation. You can request this stipend on the registration form; there’s no need to contact the Tocker Foundation directly.

Visit the RIPL Regional website to see a sample Institute schedule. The Institute will run from 8:00-5:00 on both days.

Continuing education (CE) credit hours (TBD) will be awarded to participants completing the training. Certificates will be sent to participants after the training.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Peters, 512-463-2214,

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