The National RIPL conference is sold out, but 50 staff members from MLS member libraries will have the opportunity to attend the Massachusetts Regional RIPL Conference, a limited engagement, two-day event taking place at the Devens Common Center, May 7 & 8, 2018 from 8:00am – 5:00pm each day.

50 participants from Massachusetts will engage in two days of hands-on, intensive workshops preparing participants to design outcome-based evaluation of programs and services, to assess the needs of your community, to employ techniques for tracking public library data and using the data for planning, management, and demonstrating the library’s worth, and to use data and stories to document the impact of your library.

Participants will walk away from the RIPL Regional with tools for evaluation, confidence in building research into their activities, and a network of colleagues for future learning and success. Past Regional RIPL attendees have described the skills learned as “practical and scalable” and “one of the most rewarding and useful professional development opportunities I have attended.”

Registration is open to staff of Massachusetts Library System members (max one person per library), and the cost is $150 which includes breakfast and lunch each day. The last day to register is April 17. For more detailed information about the RIPL Regional event, including presenter bios and the daily program, please visit the RIPL site: