Presentation Title

1C: Large-scale Programs in Small Rural Libraries

Session Length

45 minutes

Location

IB 1008

Start Date

27-4-2020 10:45 AM

End Date

27-4-2020 11:30 AM

Abstract

Working in a small rural library comes with many challenges, and one of the biggest is engaging with your community through programs, with limited resources in your tool belt. This session will look at how to decide what type of program will add value to your community and how to implement these programs through community partnerships to maximize community engagement. Using examples from my experiences with planning large-scale programs such as GeekCon in an urban library and then adapting those large-scale ideas to a rural library, I will share my strategies for planning, researching and implementing programs, including leveraging assets with community partnerships to maximize the reach and impact of a program. Examples of my rural library programs will include my Teen Hunger Games program, Harry Potter program, Firefighting storytime, some of my outdoor programs, and more! I will also discuss future program ideas, resources and have time for questions and open discussion.

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Apr 27th, 10:45 AM Apr 27th, 11:30 AM

1C: Large-scale Programs in Small Rural Libraries

IB 1008

Working in a small rural library comes with many challenges, and one of the biggest is engaging with your community through programs, with limited resources in your tool belt. This session will look at how to decide what type of program will add value to your community and how to implement these programs through community partnerships to maximize community engagement. Using examples from my experiences with planning large-scale programs such as GeekCon in an urban library and then adapting those large-scale ideas to a rural library, I will share my strategies for planning, researching and implementing programs, including leveraging assets with community partnerships to maximize the reach and impact of a program. Examples of my rural library programs will include my Teen Hunger Games program, Harry Potter program, Firefighting storytime, some of my outdoor programs, and more! I will also discuss future program ideas, resources and have time for questions and open discussion.