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Hybrid Programming Webinar Series

May 4, 2022
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Hybrid Programming Webinar Series
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Check out a lineup of free webinars focused on hybrid programming in the library.

Stumped by the concept of hybrid programming? Need some insight into the logistics of planning a hybrid program? Or maybe you just need a place to speak with other library workers about this new territory in library programming.

Illustration shows a person using a laptop and video conferencing. There are three people in the background of the illustration through various screens.Join ALA's Public Programs Office and moderators from across the library field for six free webinars that cover everything you need to know about hybrid programming.

Register for the live sessions using the links below; all sessions will be recorded and available within 24 hours on ALA’s Programming Librarian website. To stay up to date with registration for upcoming webinars in this series, subscribe to the Programming Librarian newsletter.


Hybrid: A New Take on Post-Pandemic Programming, recorded April 13, 2022

In the shift to online services and programs in the wake of the pandemic, librarians discovered the benefits of online programming such as reaching new audiences. This shift also came with some drawbacks, including bridging the issues of digital equity for patrons without always having the resources at hand. Now, as the country starts to move back to offering more in-person gatherings and services, librarians are left to determine how to balance the shifting priorities and levels of comfort of their patrons while maintaining robust program offerings.

In this first webinar of a series on hybrid programming, moderator Laura Saunders will explore the impact of COVID-19 on library programming, provide an overview of hybrid programming, and discuss the potential benefits of hybrid programming as a way to maintain service to remote audiences while re-introducing the in-person audience. The webinar will also provide a brief introduction to the rest of the series. 

When to Go Hybrid: Determining Which Format Best Fits Your Program, May 18th, 2022

In this second webinar in a series on hybrid programming, moderator Melissa Wong will explore the technical and logistical set-up of hybrid programs as well as the types of programs that are conducive to the hybrid format. 

A Step-By-Step Guide to Hybrid Programming, June 8, 2022

Presented by Gianna Gifford and Kristin Motte, Boston Public Library

Best Practices for Hybrid Programming, August 10, 2022 (registration coming soon)

Presented by Alyssa Denneler, Herman B. Wells Library, Indiana University Bloomington

Audience Engagement and Interaction in Hybrid Programs, October 12, 2022 (registration coming soon)

Presented by Melissa A. Wong, School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

How to Promote, Deliver, and Evaluate Hybrid Programming in Your Library, November 9, 2022 (registration coming soon)

Presented by James Hutter and Jeff Zeh, Port Washington Public Library

Funding for this article has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan: Humanities Organization Grant.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 10:45
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