The WHELF Learning and Teaching Group is organising a TeachMeet on the theme of Data Driven Decisions on the 1st September 2022. 

We are pleased to announce that Amy Stubbing (@Amyodo), author of Data Driven Decisions, will be our key speaker for the event.

Amy  is currently Academic Engagement Lead at University of Westminster where she is responsible for strategic planning and development of the learning support provision for the university, including academic liaison and academic learning development. 

Amy’s interest in data and using it to inform service decisions and developments to improve user experience has been a core part of her career. She has a particular passion for developing data literacy and embedding data practices into all decision making, which led to her developing her Data Driven Decisions toolkit for libraries. She has worked with numerous university libraries to begin working towards embedding a culture of data-driven decisions and has used her varied experience of teaching data literacy to further develop her toolkit, culminating in this book.

Data-Driven Decisions: A Practical Toolkit for Library and Information Professionals is a simple, jargon-free guide to using data for decision making in library services. The book walks readers step-by-step through each stage of implementing, reviewing and embedding data-driven decisions in their organisation, providing accessible visualisations, top tips, and downloadable tools to support readers on their data journey. Starting with the absolute basics of using data, the author creates a framework for building skills and knowledge slowly until the reader is comfortable with even complex uses of data.

Amy has worked with numerous university libraries on embedding a culture of data-driven decisions and will be focusing her talk on how we can support colleagues with a unified approach and language to data.

We’d like to invite proposals for short talks of up to 20 minutes on this subject.  Have you, or your organisation successfully used data to drive your decisions?  If you would like to submit a proposal please send a title and brief overview of the content of your talk to Allison Jones ( and José López Blanco ( by Friday, 8th July 2022.