Ithaka Workshop on Evidence Driven Decision Making in Conjunction with Spring CNI

I’m passing along this invitation on behalf of Roger Schonfeld of Ithaka S+R. Hopefully, some of those coming to our spring member meeting in St. Louis will be able to take advantage of this opportunity. If you are interested, please be in touch with Roger directly as he describes below; this is a separate event from the CNI meeting.

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI

Ithaka S+R is hosting a workshop of 8-12 library leaders to consider evidence-based decision-making in academic and research libraries. The workshop has been scheduled in conjunction with the CNI meeting in St. Louis and will be held on Monday morning, March 31. Ithaka S+R is building on the findings from our forthcoming Library Survey of deans and directors, which contains extensive findings on leadership and strategy for the academic library, as a point of departure for this session.

I hope you will be able to participate. The workshop will provide a vehicle for discussing your library’s current data gathering and analysis programs as well as tactics you might wish to employ to collect the additional information necessary to make strategic decisions about the future of your library. It will emphasize challenges associated with, and mechanisms for, making major decisions about services and strategies for your library.

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please email me directly ( with a brief expression of interest.

Thank you,
Roger Schonfeld

Last updated:  Friday, February 14th, 2014