Education

Librarians, Take the Struggle Out of Statistics

Check out the brand new LITA web course: Taking the Struggle Out of Statistics¬† Instructor: Jackie Bronicki, Collections and Online Resources Coordinator, University of Houston. Offered: April 6 – May 3, 2015 A Moodle based web course with asynchronous weekly lectures, tutorials, assignments, and group discussion. Register Online, page arranged by session date (login required) Recently, librarians of all types have been asked to take a more evidence-based look at their practices. Statistics is a powerful tool that can be used to uncover trends in library-related areas such as collections, user studies, usability testing, and patron satisfaction studies. Knowledge of basic statistical principles will greatly help librarians achieve these new expectations. This course will be a blend of learning basic statistical concepts and techniques along with practical application of common statistical analyses to library data. The course will include online learning modules for basic statistical concepts, examples from completed and…