Adult Programs in the Library (ALA Programming Guides) by Brett W. Lear

By Brett W. Lear

The 1st within the new ALA Programming courses sequence, this publication walks you thru the method of software improvement and occasion making plans in components. the 1st part is a "how-to" that prepares you to:

-- behavior demographic research and objective the viewers on your community

-- Tie your library's venture to precise application offerings

-- bring up cash and generate publicity

-- Produce courses that run easily from begin to finish

The moment part gains greater than 20 "five-star" courses from round the kingdom. interpreting a few number of profitable courses from movie sequence and publication discussions to paintings periods and topical panels, you can be encouraged with rules on your personal courses. choked with greater than 30 pattern conversing issues, surveys, newsletters, press releases, scheduling instruments, and checklists, you could hit the floor working and convey your grownup programming providers to life.

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Ethel Himmel and William James Wilson with the ReVision Committee of the Public Library Association, Planning for Results: A Public Library Transformation Process: The How-To Manual (Chicago: American Library Association, 1998), 37, G-1. Endnotes 8. Sandra S. Nelson for the Public Library Association, The New Planning for Results: A Streamlined Approach (Chicago: American Library Association, 2001), 41. 1. : Libraries Unlimited, 1987), 37. 2.

Look within Your Library Your library might have already conducted an extensive (though not necessarily confusing) patron-satisfaction survey in recent years. Many libraries conduct surveys, such as the customer satisfaction survey created by Dr. 2 Sometimes libraries conduct these surveys when they are gearing up for a mill levy campaign as a way to find out what services voters would be willing to support with their tax money. The survey might ask how high voters rank the importance of such library services as patron education classes.

YA programming C. Children’s programming III. Getting to know your community B. Selecting a topic C. Planning the program’s content: includes identifying a performer, choosing the right format, deciding on the performer’s fee, etc. IV. Understanding how publicity works (including deadlines for when to submit publicity) V. Filling out the paperwork VI. Producing a live program We’ve covered quite a bit in this chapter. We entered this chapter with a programming policy. We then developed policies and guidelines that enabled us to clarify our programming mission.

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