In the current pandemic, many libraries have turned to virtual programming to continue serving their community while still adhering to social distancing guidelines. While there are well-established guidelines for assessing in-person programming, the same cannot be said for their virtual equivalents! Our speaker will explore the challenges of assessing a library’s virtual programs, and offer strategies to effectively measure their impact and success.


Original broadcast January 27, 2021 

Presenter ~ Nick Tanzi
Nick Tanzi has been incorporating emerging technologies into the library as a children’s librarian, the founding member of a digital services department, and most recently, as the Assistant Director of the South Huntington Public Library. During this time, he has spoken in the U.S. and abroad on topics ranging from social media marketing to 3D printing. He is the author of Making the Most of Digital Collections through Training and Outreach (2016), and Best Technologies for Public Libraries (2020). He writes “The Wired Library” column for Public Libraries Magazine. Tanzi was named a 2017 Dewey Fellow by the New York Library Association, and currently serves as President of its Making and STEAM Round Table.