WPLC User / Non-User Research Program Dates

Below are the significant dates for the WPLC User / Non-User Research Program.

Webinars (Tuesdays from April 4 – April 25): Webinar series with Morrill Solutions Research to help you learn to develop questions and gather data about your library users and non-users. Register to attend, read more, or find the recordings.

  • Tuesday, April 4 at 2:30 pm: Orientation: Setting Goals and Developing Questions
  • Tuesday, April 11 at 2:00 pm: Survey Design and Measurement
  • Tuesday, April 18 at 11:30 am: Qualitative Approaches
  • Tuesday, April 25 at 2:00 pm: Using Other Data

Proposal Application (April 26 – May 26): Call for proposals open.  See the Proposal Guidelines for more information. Proposals can be uploaded to this form on or after April 26th.

Proposal Selection (May 30 – June 9)The WPLC User / Non-User Survey Workgroup reviews and selects up to five proposals.  Read more about the Selection Criteria.

First Consultation with Morrill Solutions Research (June 12 – June 30): Up to two hours allotted per project to refine and implement research projects.

Data Collection (July 1 – August 31): Research projects are launched.

Second Consultation with Morrill Solutions Research (September 1 – September 15): Up to two hours alloted per project to analyze and understand project results.

Data Analysis Webinar (Date TBD): A webinar available to all community members interested in learning how to analyze data.

WLA Annual Conference Presentation (October 17-20, Wisconsin Dells): Funded projects are required to present about their project, process, and findings at WLA 2017.