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Research Institute for Public Libraries Regional -- Kansas, Day 1

Event Type: Special
Date: 4/7/2020
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 5:00 PM
Tuesday, April 7 – Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Manhattan Public Library – Auditorium
629 Poyntz Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66502

The most important asset of any library goes home at night—the library staff.
—Timothy Healy, past president of the New York Public Library

Current and future library leaders, make 2020 the year you empower your library by investing in yourself! The Research Institute for Public Librarians (RIPL) Regional event is sure to impact your professional trajectory as well as enrich your library’s story.

As an active participant, walk away from this workshop with tools for evaluation, confidence in building research into your activities, and a network of colleagues for future learning and success.

At this hands-on, intensive two-day workshop, learn how to:
• Design outcome-based evaluation of programs and services
• Assess the needs of your community
• Apply techniques for tracking public library data for use in planning, management, and demonstrating your library’s value
• Use data and stories to document the impact of your library

By registering today and mailing SCKLS a $20 out-of-pocket contribution, you can experience this immersive, boot camp-style event designed specifically for public library staff—a value of $400, including mileage, accommodations, dining, and conference fee. What makes this experience priceless? Engaging instruction, a participatory learning environment, a collaborative peer network, and inspiration to grow your library’s research and evaluation efforts!

If you work in a SCKLS member public library and are interested in learning practical methods for gathering, analyzing, and using data for strategic planning, this RIPL Regional is a perfect investment in yourself and the future of your library. To register, fill out the form below. For event information go to:

Registration is limited to 10 participants from the SCKLS region. Deadline for registration and receipt of payment is Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Please mail checks to: SCKLS, ATTN: Mia Wilson, 321 N. Main St., South Hutchinson, KS 67505 (indicate “RIPL Event” on check memo.)

Plan to make arrangements and pay for your event travel, lodging, and meals. SCKLS will reimburse eligible expenses when you submit a post-event reimbursement request. Because we anticipate that seats will fill quickly, a waiting list will be activated. After you sign up, please carefully read your SCKLS Event Notice email to find out if you are officially registered or on the waiting list. Those on the waiting list will be notified of status by February, 2020.

Registration Ends: 12/31/2019 at 5:00 PM
Other Information:
 Registration is open only to SCKLS member public libraries' staff and board members.

To complete registration, please mail a $20 check to: SCKLS, ATTN: Mia Wilson, 321 N. Main St., South Hutchinson, KS 67505 (indicate “RIPL Event” on check memo.)

This two-day workshop will be held from Tuesday, April 7 - Wednesday, April 8, 2020 in the auditorium of the Manhattan Public Library, located at 629 Poyntz Avenue in Manhattan. Onsite registration begins at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

Registrants are responsible for lodging arrangements. Please keep receipts for eligible expenses, including meals not included with the event and hotel expenses. Mileage will be reimbursed according to the standard 2020 mileage rate. SCKLS will provide reimbursement for eligible travel expenses once registrants have completed a post-event reimbursement form.

More event information can be found at:
Contact: Katherine Hughes
Contact Number: 800-234-0529 ext 149
Presenter: Research Institute for Public Libraries
Status: Waiting List

We're sorry. The registration deadline was 12/31/2019 at 5:00 PM.