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How to Write Effective Survey Questions to Get Useful Data (LibraryWorks Webinar)

How to Write Effective Survey Questions to Get Useful Data (LibraryWorks Webinar) Online

The Massachusetts Library System is pleased to announce that we are working with LibraryWorks to provide our members with access to their webinars.  These webinars are free to Massachusetts library workers who register through our calendar. 

Is your library planning upcoming services, programs, or events? They'll be more successful if you know what sorts of things the people in your service area truly want and need. Great marketers and planners don’t guess what people want, and they don’t presume to already know. They ask! 

Still, doing a “simple survey” isn’t all that simple. If you don’t know exactly how to write and ask the questions, you may find out later that you didn’t get any actionable data. Marketer and wordsmith Kathy Dempsey can prepare you to avoid survey pitfalls. Listen to learn why you should:

Choose every word carefully. 
•    Beware of open-ended questions.
•    Always avoid library lingo.
•    Never ask about “interest.”
•    Write, test, tweak, repeat.

This webinar will also touch on how to distribute surveys to get good response rates. 
LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE

Presenter: Kathy Dempsey wrote the popular how-to book The Accidental Library Marketer and founded her own marketing consultancy, Libraries Are Essential. Her work is dedicated to helping librarians and information professionals promote their value and expertise in order to gain respect and funding. Kathy has been the Editor of Marketing Library Services newsletter for 30 years, and was formerly Editor-in-Chief of Computers in Libraries magazine. She's a member of the New Jersey Library Association, and Founding Chair of the Library Marketing and Communications Conference.  This writer, editor, and marketing maven has been giving presentations across the U.S. and Canada for 25+ years, always sprinkling them with humor to make marketing concepts more interesting and accessible.

 

 

Date:
Thursday, September 19, 2024
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Format:
Webinar
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 91 seats available. Waiting list may be available if full.

Event Organizer

Bradley Schmidt

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