John Brosz is the Data & Visualization Curator at the University of Calgary’s Taylor Family Digital Library in Canada.  In this role, he supports and collaborates with students, staff, and scholars in visualizing data.  John has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Calgary.


Visualization is a critical tool in effectively communicating assessment data to an audience.  This workshop will discuss what makes visualizations effective, key considerations on how to encode data into visualizations and wrap up with a few hands-on, practical strategies that you can use to immediately improve your visualizations of assessment data and incorporate them into your library’s impact stories.

Who should attend?

This workshop is intended for library personnel interested in learning new approaches and strategies for visualizing and communicating data.  Examples will focus on data from library assessment activities.

Learning outcomes:

From the workshop attendees will:

–             Have a better understanding of why visualization makes communicating data easier and more effective.

–             Identify different strategies for visualizing categorical and ordered data types.

–             Make use of several different strategies for visualizing assessment data.

Presentation Slides


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