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By Brett W. Lear

The 1st within the new ALA Programming courses sequence, this booklet walks you thru the method of application improvement and occasion making plans in components. the 1st part is a "how-to" that prepares you to:

-- behavior demographic research and goal the viewers on your community

-- Tie your library's project to precise software offerings

-- bring up money and generate publicity

-- Produce courses that run easily from begin to finish

The moment part beneficial properties greater than 20 "five-star" courses from round the nation. examining a couple of number of profitable courses from movie sequence and publication discussions to paintings periods and topical panels, you can be encouraged with principles in your personal courses. choked with greater than 30 pattern speaking issues, surveys, newsletters, press releases, scheduling instruments, and checklists, you could hit the floor operating and convey your grownup programming companies to life.

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A plan can only help you if you intend to ask a group—such as your Friends group or library foundation—for money. Potential funders are impressed by proposals that show them what you intend to do, when you will do it, and how much it will cost. They may have suggestions, but this only verifies that you have gotten their attention and interest. While we’re busy making tables and such, I’ll mention another piece of record keeping that can be very helpful. How do you intend to track the programs that you have booked?

Or you might have just been given the green light to go ahead with that area of programming (such as ESL classes) that you proposed to your library administration. Basically, we are ripe with ideas. We have our road atlas out, we’ve planned our trip, and we Getting to Know Your Community 35 know where we want to go. Let’s make sure our gas tank is full. In other words, let’s check to see that our programming coffers are flush with funds. 7. Ethel Himmel and William James Wilson with the ReVision Committee of the Public Library Association, Planning for Results: A Public Library Transformation Process: The How-To Manual (Chicago: American Library Association, 1998), 37, G-1.

We realized that we should not distribute the survey at the checkout desk, because people checking out books probably did find something they wanted. We distributed the survey as people left the library, thereby including both the satisfied and perhaps not-so-satisfied patrons. In their book, Robotham and LaFleur include a chapter on publicity. They mention that a library’s mailing list can be used to disseminate information. The authors give an example (see fig. 4 Postcard Survey Dear Library User, The Klondike Public Library is updating its mailing list.

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