Available Until 12/31/2023

Using Data for Decision-Making: An Environmental Scan Case Study - Recording

This one-hour introductory webinar, Using Data for Decision-Making: An Environmental Scan Case Study, will provide an opportunity for librarians to explore the concept of using data for decision-making through the use of an environmental scan case study. Participants will learn how to plan and conduct an environmental scan, collect and curate existing data, and how to analyze data using Voyant-Tools. In this webinar, the case study findings will be presented and we will also discuss how data and conclusions can be used to plan future programs or initiatives. No prior knowledge of environmental scanning or data tools are required.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the process of planning and conducting an environmental scan
  • Identify and use existing data sources when conducting an environmental scan
  • Explore the Voyant-tools.org website and be able to analyze their own data


Dr. Donna Harp Ziegenfuss, Data Coordinator, Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), Midcontinental Region (MCR),
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, and Associate Librarian, Faculty Services, J Willard Marriott Library University of Utah

MLA CE Credits: 1