By Brett W. Lear
The 1st within the new ALA Programming courses sequence, this ebook walks you thru the method of application improvement and occasion making plans in components. the 1st part is a "how-to" that prepares you to:
-- behavior demographic research and goal the viewers on your community
-- Tie your library's challenge to precise application offerings
-- increase 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. analyzing a few number of winning courses from movie sequence and ebook discussions to paintings periods and topical panels, you may be encouraged with principles to your personal courses. choked with greater than 30 pattern speaking issues, surveys, newsletters, press releases, scheduling instruments, and checklists, you could hit the floor working and produce your grownup programming prone to life.
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Ask yourself questions that will help you define your community. In their manual Planning Library Programs, Peggy O’Donnell and Patsy Read provide a survey (see fig. 6 This survey is designed to help you gather information about your community. 2 Community Survey You can develop a profile of your community using the following questions as guidelines. Include any additional information you think is pertinent. What are the major businesses or industries? What dominant groups make the population? What are the ages and characteristics of the population?
If you have a budget, how would you like it to be distributed among these programs? 5 Programming Checklist Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) PROGRAMMING CHECKLIST ADVANCE / DATE DUE +120 days TASK RESPONSIBILITY OF Get a great idea AND THINK Does the idea fit within the program guidelines? Have you cleared time to work on this with your unit head and the branch manager? You Take program idea to your unit head (head of children’s, head of reference, head of circulation, or branch manager) for discussion at roundtable.
M. M. M. M. ) Public Library 26 PART 1 ■ YOUR ITINERARY 4 Getting to Know Your Community RANKLY, I HEAR THE WORD DEMOGRAPHICS AND I groan and then grow limp. I picture myself with a stack of books filled with columns of numbers. Then I picture myself poring through these books, pulling out numbers, and plugging these same numbers into a table I’m creating on my PC. And, of course, the work is compounded by the fact that I’m far from expert on the particular software program I’m using. So, not only is the work boring, grueling, perhaps even depressing, but it’s infuriating as well, as I split cells and add columns and accidentally delete entire rows instead.
Adult Programs in the Library (Ala Programming Guides) by Brett W. Lear