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Discussion What events are you planning for the summer/fall?

by Rebecca Hodson on Thu, May 15, 2014 at 01:06 pm

So, what is everyone planning for the future?  Here are the community college, the library plans events way ahead of time - right now I am working on our Fall 2014 schedule.  I like to do a series of themed programming, this year we are doing "Explore your World"  In the past we have done themed series such as: "STEMulate Learning" "Muslim Journeys" and "Preserving the Past"

 Some events for my upcoming Explore your World series include: 

So, what is everyone planning for the future?  Here are the community college, the library plans events way ahead of time - right now I am working on our Fall 2014 schedule.  I like to do a series of themed programming, this year we are doing "Explore your World"  In the past we have done themed series such as: "STEMulate Learning" "Muslim Journeys" and "Preserving the Past"

 Some events for my upcoming Explore your World series include: 

  • LibroFest (Latino authors book fair/cultural event),
  • Banned Books Bash: Celebrate the Freedom to Read,
  • International book club
  • "Eight countries in one day @ the library"(8 booths each one on a different country)
  • I am also in contact with a performer who has a historical talk "Unmentionables: the rise and fall of ladies underwear"

 

I'd love to hear from the rest of you!

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Discussion Good afternoon!

by Laura Royal on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 06:30 pm

My name is Laura and I am a programming librarian with the City of Mesa (Arizona). I create programs for all age groups and I have been a librarian for about one year. I plan on attending the programming librarian interest group meeting at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. I look forward to meeting those of you who will be at the meeting! (The conference looks like a lot of fun, there are some great sessions lined up!)

Discussion Hi Everyone! I'm Carly

by Carly Giancaterino-CMCL (non-member) on Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 11:18 am

My name is Carly Giancterino and I am currently the Adult Programs Assistant for the Cape May County Library system located at the very end of the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey. 

Our community consists of both year round and seasonal residents. During the height of the summer our numbers can triple!

Within our department of four, I help plan, advertise, and manage events that take place at all of our seven branches. I have also spearheaded the Library's presence on most social media outlets.

My name is Carly Giancterino and I am currently the Adult Programs Assistant for the Cape May County Library system located at the very end of the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey. 

Our community consists of both year round and seasonal residents. During the height of the summer our numbers can triple!

Within our department of four, I help plan, advertise, and manage events that take place at all of our seven branches. I have also spearheaded the Library's presence on most social media outlets.

We are very successful at planning events for our senior patrons. Cape May County New Jersey is known nationally as a destination for birders and nature enthusiasts. We have mastered utilizing that area of interest, hosting up to 5-6 popular nature events a month. 

It is bringing in those elusive 20-30 y/o that is a mystery to us! We recently hosted a Game of Thrones inspired cooking demonstration, Feast of Thrones, which peaked their interest. Six of the twenty guests were between the ages of 18-27. 

Making the 20-30 y/o aware that the Library is "more than just books" is where we are struggling.

My colleagues and I know this is going to be a great forum for sharing ideas and experiences!

Thank you, Erin Shea for sending me an invite! I can only assume it stemmed from the Unconference I attended in the fall. 
Carly

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An open community for discussion on public programming in libraries.

Janie Hermann's picture

This is the official thread where we can get to know each other a bit better...

My official job title is Public Programming Librarian and, as you might guess, my primary job responsibility is to oversee all programs that occur at the library for all ages, but I focus on developing and curating the programs for adults as our awesome youth services librarians do the programming for kids and teens (I just coordinate that part to make sure of no conflicts, etc).

I have worked in academic and special libraries, but public libraries are my passion. I have been at Princeton Public Library for 15 years (wow) and in that time I have worked as a reference librarian, technology trainer, supervisor and now programming.

My twitter handle is janieh and I tumble on occasion at janebrarian.tumblr.com

I am so thrilled that this group is finally official as it has been several years of behind the scenes work to make it a reality.

Erin Shea-CT's picture

I've been Head of Adult Programming at Darien Library in Darien, CT for almost three years now. I plan, promote, and execute author readings, film series, computer classes, hands on workshops, concerts, and lots of other zany stuff. If it's for adults, I do it. Children's and teen programs are handled by my awesome colleagues.

My professional interests include outreach and programming for seniors right now but my interests tend to change all the time because I am interested in so many things!

Looking forward to connecting with you all. Special thanks to Janie who did most of the heavy lifting to get this group going!

Katy Kelly's picture

Hi everyone,

I am Communications and Outreach Librarian/Assistant Professor at University of Dayton Libraries in Dayton, Ohio. I graduated with my MSLIS from Syracuse University in 2010 and this is my first library job (celebrating my 4 year anniversary here July 1). My primary duties include reference, instruction, collection development, and outreach/marketing. I oversee many programs intended for the campus community but also for the public. We have a great exhibit space that is always in use and our library administration is very supportive of public programming initiatives. I am looking forward to being involved with this group - thanks Janie and PCPAC!

Katy Kelly

Communications and Outreach Librarian |  University of Dayton

kkelly2@udayton.edu

Audrey Barbakoff's picture

Hi, programmers!

I'm the Adult Services Manager at Kitsap Regional Library, near Seattle. We have nine branches, and until now every branch has really done it's own thing for programming. My position is new, and part of it is to try to bring our programming together, so that our classes and events can be as impactful, meaningful, accessible, and resource-effective as possible. So, y'know, no pressure. :-) 

It's actually a really, really exciting challenge since I ADORE programming, and I LOVE having the opportunity to prove that adult programming can be just as engaging and mission-critical as youth programming. 

I'm looking forward to learning from all of you!

Melinda Brown-VA's picture

I'm the Information and Program Services Manager for the Suffolk Public Library.  We are totally revamping our programs and events to better appeal to our community, and I'm on the lookout for great new ideas.  I'm glad to meet you all!

Rebecca Hodson's picture

Hey everyone, happy to be joining this group now - I am a Reference Librarian and Public Support Services at Kishwaukee College in Malta, IL (75 miles west of Chicago).  I coordinate all programs, events and displays for the library.  I have been in this position for 10 months, and have already put on and hosted over 35 events!  I am planning for the Fall 2014 semester and would love to share ideas, brainstorm and hear what others are doing for adults or especially at the higher ed level.  I'd love to share tips and tricks I've learned so far as well.

James Larson - FL (non-member)'s picture

Hi all!  Just joining this group, thought I'd introduce myself.  I'm the Adult Programming Coordinator for the Palm Beach County Library System.  I've a lot of experience planning events at one specific branch, but I'm new in my position, and look forward to whatever wisdom I can glean from everyone!

Janie Hermann's picture

Lots of new people signing on since Annual in Las Vegas. Introduce yourself here and hop in to the discussion!

Amy Paget's picture

I am the Assistant Director for Tippecanoe County Public Library in Lafayette Indiana.  www.tcpl.lib.in.us

I chair our system Program Planning Committee and have been involved in library and community programing for many years.  I enjoy the ALA program initiatives and have had invaluable help from the PPO. 

Nice to have this informal way to talk as well.  I am very interested in measuring ROI for programs and measuring customer outcomes.

Catherine Wesenfeld's picture

Hi All!

I am the Adult Services Librarian with the Dixon (California, not Illinois) Public Library. I have decided that this is the year I am focusing heavily on programming. I am trying to get some advice on Altered Books programs. Anyone every done it, had success or failure with it, would do it again?

I am looking forward to being a part of this group!

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