Using GIS: A Better Way to Assess Public Libraries

Title: Using GIS: A Better Way to Assess Public Libraries


  • Dilnavaz Mirza Sharma, Survey & Report Coordinator, Office of Research, Planning and Assessment, Meredith College


    Using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) tools provides librarians with strong data to corroborate on-the-ground observations. GIS can be an integral decision support tool that library managers can utilize when planning strategically for the future. With GIS data, library personnel can fully understand the characteristics of the populations they serve and, in turn, develop facilities, collections, programs, and delivery points that align closely with the needs of the constituents.

Duration: 40 minutes

Date Recorded: 04/19/2017

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