Adult Programs in the Library by Brett W. Lear

By Brett W. Lear

Programming is a crucial technique of not just drawing new humans to the library but additionally greater serving current consumers. Lear s necessary consultant to grownup courses is back---and higher than ever, with refreshed, elevated content material and new principles to reinvigorate courses and provides them a 21st-century spin. This version includes

  • Updated chapters on fundamentals resembling investment, crafting directions, subject choice, exposure, post-program reviews, and more
  • A new part on know-how, with rules for on-line booklet discussions, supplying courses through Skype, and turning courses into podcasts
  • Methods for tailoring courses for particular teams, reminiscent of males, child boomers, and seniors
  • A choice of "five-star" courses from libraries round the nation that may be simply adapted

Walking the reader via each point of grownup programming, this re-creation of a tried-and-true booklet is actually a librarian s ally.

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2/9/00–4/12/00 1:00 GN Tues. 2/1/00–4/1/00 6:30 LK Mon. 2/3/00–4/13/00 6:30 & Thurs. 2/3/00–4/13/00 12:00 SL Mon. 2/4/00–4/14/00 10:30 & 5:00 & Fri. 2/4/00–4/14/00 10:30 & Sat. 2/4/00–4/14/00 10:30 VI Wed. 2/4/00–4/12/00 12:30 EV 2/22/00 2-7:00 CF 1/15/00 1:00 CL 1/20/00 7:00 GN 1/27/00 7:30 VI 2/1/00 7:00 SL 2/8/00 7:00 LK 2/29/00 7:00 DATE(S) AND LOCATION Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y MEETING ROOM CONFIRMED Answering the Tough Questions As you continue to offer programs, you will encounter more and more questions that need answers.

You can learn something about why people attend programs by noting which programs are well attended. Do your patrons flock to programs that teach them about herbal medicine or computers or health care? Do others appreciate your ability to bring big-name authors and artists into their library? Does your evaluation form ask people if they regularly use the library? Do you get the sense that your audiences view your library as a community center and attend programs here rather than attending a local organization that offers similar programs?

In the bottom, left-hand corner labeled “certificate holder,” you can see that John has included the library as an additional insured. Contracts You will want to provide a written agreement—a contract—to the performer. The most important thing about a contract is making sure that you have one. A sample contract is included in chapter 8. Have an attorney look over your contract before you put it into use. Let your attorney also look at your programming policy. This will help the attorney see what you are trying to accomplish with your contract.

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