New workshop: Building Great Programs for Seniors

For Immediate Release
Fri, 03/24/2017

Contact:

Colton Ursiny

Administrative Assistant

ALA Publishing

cursiny@ala.org

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Building Great Programs for Seniors with Amy Alessio. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

Building Great Programs for Seniors Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

By building programs that engage and attract active seniors to your library, you can help reinforce your library’s status as an important community center for residents of all ages.

In this workshop, Amy Alessio will provide you with several programming ideas and tips on how to market these programs, so that you can build successful programs that attract more seniors into your library. She has conducted over 250 live programs on related topics at libraries, senior centers, and national conferences including 2013 ALA Annual and is recognized as one of the top library programming authorities in the country.

Topics include:

  • What subjects are of particular interest to today’s senior citizens and why.
  • How to use trends and short programs to replicate and create your own programs.
  • How to extend popular topics into clubs or recurring events for seniors.

About the Instructor

Amy Alessio is an award winning teen librarian with a black belt in karate. Her latest co-authored reference titles, A Year of Programs for Millennials and A Year of Club Programs for Teens, were published by ALA Editions in 2015. She has enjoyed presenting over three hundred webinars and live workshops on library programs and services. She served on the YALSA Board of Directors as well as on selection award committees. She reviews romance novels for Booklist. Learn more at www.amyalessio.com.

Registration for this ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions Workshop is available on the ALA Store. You can purchase registration at both individual and group rates.

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