For a library to fulfill its mission to provide community engagement and cultural dialogue, then diverse, excellent cultural programming is the key. In Cultural Programming for Libraries, the director of ALAs Public Programs Office shares time-tested strategies and practical, inspiring samples from first-rate programs across the country. Librarians, staff, and volunteers will find the practical how-to for creating comprehensive cultural program seriesfrom planning to funding to promoting. This authoritative resource outlines all the steps to:. Assess current community needs. Set goals and es.
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Combining information about outreach to diverse populations, selection of culturally diverse children's print and digital media, and library programming, this book is the tool librarians need to promote cultural understanding through engaging children's programs designed for today's culturally diverse youth. • Provides specific evaluation criteria for selecting high-quality new digital media with cultural content • Offers outlines for digital storytime programs that combine new digital media with children's literature representing diverse cultures • Presents examples of successful cultural literacy programs for children and families • Describes how librarians can promote cultural competence in children via new digital media and match digital apps with multicultural children's literature for use in library programming • Includes interviews with successful children's librarians engaged in cultural literacy programs and digital storytimes
A collection of versatile best practices for promoting literacy development by utilizing local community connections in school and public libraries.
Produced by The University of South Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science, this volume of the Annual Review of Cultural Heritage Informatics (ARCHI) is the polestar publication for cultural heritage scholars, professionals, and students. Featuring original works selected by the distinguished editorial board of international scholars, ARCHI presents a broad spectrum of the cultural heritage informatics field. New to this edition is a Perspectives chapter in which scholars, practitioners, and leaders delve into a current issue facing the field, voicing their thoughts based on research and personal experience. Some topics covered include: How the transactions and reflections of collections work influences the workplace, community, and nation An in-depth look at the work and how theoretical and professional obstacles hinder convergence. The debate over technology and big data addressed through two articles offering opposing viewpoints on the benefits and disadvantages With a focus on the way our cultural heritage is accessed, stored, and preserved, this volume looks forward to the future and the insight brought forth through technological innovation and research.
Programming is an important means of not only drawing new people to the library but also better serving existing patrons. Lear’s invaluable guide to adult programs is back—and better than ever, with refreshed, expanded content and new ideas to reinvigorate programs and give them a 21st-century spin. This edition includes Updated chapters on basics such as funding, crafting guidelines, topic selection, publicity, post-program evaluations, and more A new section on technology, with ideas for online book discussions, offering programs via Skype, and turning programs into podcasts Methods for tailoring programs for specific groups, such as men, baby boomers, and seniors A collection of "five-star" programs from libraries around the country that can be easily adapted Walking the reader through every aspect of adult programming, this new edition of a tried-and-true book is truly a librarian’s best friend.
The first in the new ALA Programming Guides series, this book walks you through the process of program development and event planning in two parts. The first section is a "how-to" that prepares you to: -- Conduct demographic analysis and target the audience in your community -- Tie your library's mission to specific program offerings -- Raise funds and generate publicity -- Produce programs that run smoothly from start to finish The second section features more than 20 "five-star" programs from around the country. Reading about a variety of successful programs from film series and book discussions to art classes and topical panels, you'll be inspired with ideas for your own programs. Packed with more than 30 sample talking points, surveys, newsletters, press releases, scheduling tools, and checklists, you can hit the ground running and bring your adult programming services to life.
This book addresses all aspects of the programming process, from idea to execution, from crafts and entertainment to film, arts and science. Included are sources of funding, contracts and agreements, programming to meet the library's mission, and program evaluation.
This book demonstrates that public librarians can promote learning by combining the elements of Information Literacy Instruction (ILI) with traditional practices of public libraries. It not only provides background on ILI and current developments in public library instruction, it also examines educational theories and practices derived from a variety of fields and translates the theories and practices into a well-coordinated plan for libraries to follow. It encourages librarians to rethink practices to incorporate the principles of ILI and will enable public librarians to extend and enrich their instruction on information use.
It is difficult to turn on the television or read a news story today without learning about how green and sustainable practices are being implemented throughout society. Libraries are not exempt from these broader trends. In some cases, libraries and librarians have been at the forefront of these efforts. Greening Libraries provides library professionals with a collection of articles and papers that serve as a portal to understanding a wide range of green and sustainable practices within libraries and the library profession. The book's articles come from a variety of perspectives on a wide range of topics related to green practices, sustainability and the library profession. Greening Libraries offers an overview of important aspects of the growing green library movement, including, but not limited to, green buildings, alternative energy resources, conservation, green library services and practices, operations, programming, and outreach.