Nuts and Bolts of Data Visualization

Thursday, 5/31/2018
  • 2:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM (Pacific)

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Libraries collect many different types of data, from demographic data, usage statistics to survey responses. As the amount of data grows, how can we present data and information clearly and efficiently in order to assist decision making? In this 90 minute webinar, we will discuss what data visualization is, learn different types of visualization and how to choose an effective visualization for a dataset. Last, but not least, we will explore Microsoft PowerBI that enables users to create dashboards and interactive reports.
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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand basic concepts and terminology of data visualization
  • Able to select appropriate type of visualization to present data or information effectively
  • Create visualizations using Microsoft PowerBI

Who Should Attend

Anyone who wants to learn how to create effective data visualizations.


Vincci Kwong
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Vincci Kwong is currently the Head of Library Web Services at the Franklin D. Schurz Library, IU South Bend. Her primary job responsibility includes web development, reference service, subject liaison, and library instruction. Other than emerging technologies, Vincci is also interested in leadership and administration. She served as mentor for both library school students and professional librarian. 



  • LITA Member: $45
  • Non-Member: $105
  • Group: $196

Adobe Connect login info will be sent to registrants the just prior to the start date.

How to Register

Register Online  page arranged by session date (login required)


Mail or fax form to ALA Registration

OR call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5

OR email

Tech Requirements

Live, synchronous lectures will require attendee participation via internet audio. Attendees will need a wired, high-speed internet connection, and a headset or speakers.  It is recommended that attendees use headsets connected to their computers (VOIP) during an Adobe Connect session. All attendees are muted and should use the built in chat function to communicate with presenters.  The use of computer speakers with a mic is not recommended, as it may cause echo. The recommended browser is Mozilla Foxfire although other browsers should work adequately for attending.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration:  call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email

For all other questions or comments related to the course, contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty,