Popular workshop returns: Building Great Programs for Seniors

For Immediate Release
Mon, 06/22/2015


Liz Steiner

Marketing Manager

ALA Publishing


CHICAGO — ALA Editions has brought back the popular workshop Building Great Programs for Seniors with Amy Alessio. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. 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 show you how to build these programs. 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 adult and teen readers’ advisory librarian at the Schaumburg Township Library in Illinois. She recently wrote Mind-Bending Mysteries and Thrillers for Teens: A Programming And Readers’ Advisory Guide for ALA Editions and co-authored A Year of Programs for Teens 2. Alessio has an Amazon bestselling series of adult mystery short fiction with recipes. To feed her book addiction, she reads and reviews adult mysteries and romance novels for Booklist Magazine as well as teen mysteries for Crimespree and Teenreads.com.

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

ALA Editions Workshops are designed to give you and your staff the opportunity to participate in a hands-on learning experience that will help you make the best technology decisions for your library.

ALA Editions publishes resources used worldwide by tens of thousands of library and information professionals to improve programs, build on best practices, develop leadership, and for personal professional development. ALA authors and developers are leaders in their fields, and their content is published in a growing range of print and electronic formats. Contact ALA Editions at (800) 545-2433 ext. 5843 or editionscoursehelp@ala.org.

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