New Workshop—Rethinking Library Programming: Transforming Your Approach

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Rethinking Library Programming: Transforming Your Approach with Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on Thursday, September 28, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

Rethinking Library Programming: Transforming Your Approach Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, September 28, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

As libraries move into a new era, we’re faced with the challenge of balancing the expectations of traditional services and programming while also striving to reach audiences who don’t necessarily see the public library as relevant to their lives. In this workshop, we’ll provide ideas and plans for non-traditional library programs and also discuss how to combat the fear of getting out of library comfort zones. We’ll dispel the notion that certain kinds of programs aren’t library programs as we take into consideration the role that libraries now play in their communities.  

By participating in this workshop, you will:

  • Learn how to challenge yourself, think outside the library, and create new experiences at your library for your patrons and staff
  • Learn how to create an action plan, including a timeframe and organization chart for new, large scale programs
  • Gain ideas for seeking new community partnerships
  • Develop the confidence to try new programming and reach new audiences

About the Instructors

Katie LaMantia is a Teen Librarian at the Schaumburg Township District Library in Schaumburg, Illinois. She is a former teen advisory board member turned Teen Librarian. She has a personal and professional appreciation and interest in pop culture and has presented at multiple library conferences about libraries, teens, and 20s and 30s programming. When not running teen programs, tinkering with technology, and finding amazing books for young adults, she enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and extreme adventure activities. She is the the co-author of A Year of Programs for Millennials and More (ALA Editions, 2015) and 50+ Fandom Programs: Planning Festivals and Events for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editions, 2017).

Emily Vinci is a Fiction Librarian specializing in adult readers' advisory at the Schaumburg Township District Library in Schaumburg, Illinois. Her professional interests are promoting the acquisition and appreciation of comics and graphic novels in libraries as well as creating programming that targets patrons in their 20s and 30s. She presents frequently about pop culture and millennial-targeted programming and co-authored the books A Year of Programs for Millennials and More (ALA Editions, 2015) and 50+ Fandom Programs: Planning Festivals and Events for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editions, 2017).

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

ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions Workshops offer a convenient, hands-on learning experience that will help you and your colleagues make the best decisions for your library. This workshop is licensed for use by staff or users of the purchasing institution or library organization.

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Colton Ursiny
Administrative Assistant
Rethinking Library Programming: Transforming Your Approach Workshop
cursiny@ala.org
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