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Data Skills and Statistics for Librarians [Event Ref. No. TG3/DATA]


10:00 am - 4:00 pm


University of East London (Stratford)
Water Lane, London, E15 4LZ

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Join Claire Creaser from LISU at Loughborough for a day concentrating on gaining a better understanding of statistics and survey data. Claire will be presenting some statistical concepts which could be practical for your workplace as well as offering a hands on session to look specifically at SCONUL statistics. This course will offer advice on how to analyse library statistics and present them to support business cases.

**All delegates will be required to use the SCONUL statistics website in the latter part of the day, so please bring your log in details**



1015-1045 – Registration and Refreshments

1045-1125 – Statistics for the faint hearted

A lay introduction to statistical terms and concepts

1125-1155 – Evidence for management

Uses of performance indicators

1155-1215 – Data presentation

Various graphical forms and when they are appropriate

1215-1300 – Statistics in making a business case

Theoretical exercise

1300-1345 – Lunch

1345-1430 – Surveys and samples

An outline of basic sampling methods, and the key statistical tools for analysing survey data

1430-1500 – Statistical benchmarking

Key concepts

1500-1530 – SCONUL statistics and the reporting tool

1530-1600 – Using the reporting tool for benchmarking

Practical exercise – Participants will need to bring their personal login details for the SCONUL web site

1600 – Close



ED2.01, Cass School of Education and Communities Building (AM workshops)

SL2.05, Stratford Library (PM workshops)

University of East London Stratford Campus, Water Lane, E15 4LZ



£100 for members and £150 for other institutions.


Cancellations less than one week before the event will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, the full fee will be charged.


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