Higher education administrators are increasingly basing budget decisions on data related to measures of student success such as retention, GPA, etc. Librarians, however, struggle to collect meaningful data on student use of library resources. Through the Illinois State Library’s ILeadU program, team Make It Count is developing tools to help librarians collect and analyze data while maintaining patron privacy.
In addition to an online space to share best practices, a Standardized Data Tool will allow librarians to make meaningful correlations between student use of various library services. Team Make It Count will share their tools at this session and ask for your feedback on making it better.
Session time: 1-2 p.m.
Using StrengthsFinder 2.0™ for Professional Development
Join us at the ForwardFocus pre-conference for a session on StrengthsFinder 2.0™. All attendees will take the StrengthsFinder™ assessment and receive their results. The remainder of the session will focus on how to use the StrengthsFinder™ tool to create a more productive, collaborative, and positive workplace culture. This session will leave you with professional insight on how to enhance your own personal working style and provide fun ways to engage your staff in strengths based professional development.
The cost of the pre-conference includes purchasing the StrengthFinder™ assessment from Gallup. Simply, register for the preconference and we will do the rest!
Session time: 2 - 4 p.m.
Dinner and Networking
All ForwardFocus attendees are invited to dine together on Thursday evening. Enjoy an evening of networking among colleagues before the conference on Friday. Hope to see you there.