Welcome to the 2016 MLA Annual Conference! MLA looks forward to celebrating its 125th Anniversary with you.
Friday, September 30 • 8:50am - 9:50am
Begin Your Love Affair with Data: Evaluating Programs = Finding Success

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Are you offering awesome programs for tweens and teens, but ending up with empty meeting rooms? Believe it or not, looking at the types of data you collect and why you collect it can help you meaningfully connect with more kids through your library programs. This session will help you begin an evolution from simply doing evaluation to being evaluative–and reaping the benefits through improved relationships with young people and increased youth program attendance.


Jennifer Verbrugge, Library Program and Partnership Coordinator, State Library Services, MN Department of Education

Jennifer Verbrugge is the Library Program and Partnership Coordinator for State Library Services at the Minnesota Department of Education. She oversees the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (Legacy) grant program and statewide programs for youth, such as the 90-Second Newbery and Libraries... Read More →


Eric Billiet, Expanded Learning Education Specialist, MN Department of Education

Eric Billiet is the Expanded Learning Education Specialist and a member of the Health Promotion and Youth Development Team for the Minnesota Department of Education. Eric helps schools and community organizations develop and implement high-quality afterschool and summer learning opportunities... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 8:50am - 9:50am CDT
Lake Superior Ballroom MN