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

By Brett W. Lear

The 1st within the new ALA Programming publications sequence, this ebook walks you thru the method of software improvement and occasion making plans in elements. 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 project to express application offerings

-- bring up cash and generate publicity

-- Produce courses that run easily from begin to finish

The moment part positive aspects greater than 20 "five-star" courses from round the kingdom. studying a few number of winning courses from movie sequence and ebook discussions to artwork periods and topical panels, you may be encouraged with rules in your personal courses. jam-packed with greater than 30 pattern speaking issues, surveys, newsletters, press releases, scheduling instruments, and checklists, you could hit the floor operating and convey your grownup programming companies to life.

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Many libraries deliver books to the homebound and to nursing homes. Let’s assume that your library delivers books to several nursing homes, and you would like to begin offering some outreach programming—short-story discussion groups—to the residents. You won’t be able to survey these seniors at the library, so you might want to mail the surveys to a contact person at the nursing home and ask him or her to distribute, collect, and mail the surveys back to you. Perhaps you are trying to attract more seniors or small-business owners or college-age teens to the library.

If you are planning a program that seems as if it has an element of danger to the audience, such as a wild animal exhibition, then call the person in administrative services who handles your insurance policy and explain the program. That person may then call the insurance company and explain the program to someone there. The result might be that the insurance company boosts the coverage on the policy for the period in which this program will occur. You will also want to be sure that your performers do one of two things.

About these considerations before completing the packet: Timing the presentation in line with other library activities, publication of bibliographies and other support materials, probable schedule of target audiences. Length of presentation Estimate with presenter the length of presentation, or if several presenters, the overall length and the segment lengths. , materials for general audience participation, special audience participation). AV and presentation equipment (does the speaker need a lectern?

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