Driving Decisions with Data: An American Libraries Live Webcast

For Immediate Release
Wed, 06/28/2017


Colton Ursiny

Administrative Assistant

ALA Publishing


CHICAGO—Join us July 24 for a free episode of AL Live, where Jason Kuscma, deputy director at Toledo Lucas County (Ohio) Public Library and 2017 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, will discuss how his library uses Analytics On Demand to inform patrons and non-patrons about library services, to market special programs to targeted households, and as a tool to aid managers in understanding their community.

With easy-to-run apps, a simple data upload, and interactive dashboard reporting, Analytics On Demand is empowering decision making with data-driven analytics.

Tune in to this free 60-minute webcast at 1 p.m. Eastern on Monday, July 24 to learn more. You can register for the event here.

Joining us for this webinar are:

  • Jason Kucsma, deputy director, Toledo Lucas County (Ohio) Public Library
  • Liz Bondie, education sales consultant, Gale, a Cengage company

This episode of AL Live is sponsored by Gale, a Cengage company.

Gale, a Cengage company, provides libraries with original and curated content as well as modern research tools that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning and learners to libraries. For more than 60 years, Gale has partnered with libraries around the world to empower discovery and insight.

About Our Panel:

A member of Public Library Association’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Task Force who has served on several ALA committees, Jason Kucsma brings years of progressive librarianship to the library community. He was recently selected as a Library Journal Mover and Shaker and in 2009 was named an ALA Emerging Leader. He joined Toledo Lucas County Public Library (TLCPL) as deputy director in 2015, where he led the library in a community-focused strategic planning process to guide the library’s work through 2020. Prior to TLCPL, Kucsma was executive director of the Metropolitan New York Library Council. He managed a team of information professionals in the service of more than 250 libraries and helped start Empire State Digital Network, the state’s conduit to the Digital Public Library of America.

Liz Bondie is an education sales consultant at Gale, a Cengage company. She believes “lifelong learning” isn’t just a catch phrase, but a part of who she is. Her mission is to partner with libraries, helping them to deliver measurable outcomes. And after four years working for the company, she truly believes the solutions and resources offered by Gale deliver just that. When not reading or listening to personal/professional development resources or attending leadership conferences, you can find her traveling the globe, adding stamps to her passport.

American Libraries Live is an immediate and effective way to get to the heart of the real issues in our industry. Each program lasts 60 minutes. With the help of real-time technology, it’s like having your own expert on hand.  We look forward to you joining us. To receive e-mail reminders, register here. If you’re unable to attend live, this event will be recorded and available at americanlibrarieslive.org/al-live shortly after it concludes.

For information about advertising or sponsoring an AL Live event, contact: Carrie Smith, American Libraries magazine, casmith@ala.org, (312) 280-4216. For general information or press inquiries about AL Live, contact: Colton Ursiny, Administrative Assistant, cursiny@ala.org, (312) 280-5100.