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Quantitative Institute for Libraries: Welcome


The word QUIL being written by a feather quill


The Quantitative Institute for Libraries (QUIL) will prepare librarians, graduate students and library staff for the quantitative research required to show value, assess library services and student learning, and better serve communities.  


About QUIL:

Format: QUIL is a two-day institute comprised of workshops and a guest panel 

When: Thursday, May 16, 2019 through Friday, May 17, 2019

Where: Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 

Cost: Cost of attendance is free. The Institute is supported by the LYRASIS Catalyst Fund.

Registration: Details about registration will be posted on January 2, 2019. Registration will continue until April 1, 2019, or until registration is full.  Registration is limited to 35 attendees. 

Important Note: Attendees are expected to bring their own laptop. They will be downloading trial versions of software for hands-on practice.

Tentative Schedule at QUIL:

Wednesday, May 15th:

Welcome Dinner at Duquesne University Student Union, Africa Room


Thursday, May 16th:

8:15-9:00 - Check-in at Gumberg Library

8:30-9:00 - Breakfast

9:00-9:30 - Welcome and Orientation

9:30-10:30 - Introduction to Quantitative Methodology

10:30-10:45 - Break

10:45-12:15 - Gathering Data

12:15-1:15 - Lunch

1:15-2:15 - Finding Existing Data

2:15-2:45 - Preparing to Test Your Hypothesis

2:45-3:00 - Break with snacks

3:00-4:30 - Analyzing Data


Friday, May 17th:

9:00-11:30 - Analyzing Data

11:30-11:45 - Break

11:45-12:15 - Interpreting Your Results: Telling a Story

12:15-1:15 - Lunch

1:15-2:15 - Data Visualization

2:15-2:30 - Break with snacks

2:30-4:00 - Guest Panel

4:00-4:15 - Closing and Institute Evaluation



Marcia Rapchak, EdD Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh
Cathryn Miller, MA, MLIS Social Sciences Librarian, Duquesne University