The Power of Data

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The Power of Data external link icon analyzes the types of data available to school librarians and how the data can be used to support school library programs. Dr. Sandra Andrews explores with participants a variety of datasets at the local, state, and national level that include information on schools and school libraries. Participants compare local and national data to determine how it can help in making decisions at the school level. The concept of benchmarking is reviewed and demonstrated. Topics also include using data for advocacy and communicating needs and successes.

Presenter: Dr. Sandra Andrews

Related Materials

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Learning Outcomes


Who Should Attend

School library professionals and those interested in the topic.


Sandra Andrews, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the department of library and information studies. She has worked as both a school librarian and a district media supervisor. Andrews has presented regionally and nationally on school library topics, including the use of standards, technology integration and benchmarking. She has written in the area of curriculum, technology integration and the use of data in developing exemplary programs.



Access to this webinar archive is complimentary.

How to Register

No registration is required.

Tech Requirements

Internet connection and web browser.


Jennifer Habley email icon
AASL Manager, Web Communications