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Photograph of wooden building blocks shaped as buildings.

Capacity, sustainability and communication: these three factors lead to long-term success for programs.

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Photograph of an iceberg

To communicate clearly with community members, it can be helpful to be aware of hidden layers.

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Illustration of people working together to create a large puzzle

Now is a great time to take a close look at your library programming team and assess your strengths and weaknesses.

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Illustration of an open book with a calculator, pink piggy bank, charts and gold coins.

As COVID-19 continues to loom, keep your program plans flexible in case of any last-minute pivots back to virtual.

Text on red background reads: Skills For 21st-Century Librarians
Text on red background reads: Skills For 21st-Century Librarians

Read and comment on “Skills for 21st-Century Librarians: Learning Objectives for Library Programming.”

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Illustration of people in a city park

During the pandemic, programming librarians drew upon knowledge of their communities to succeed. 

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Photo of cash with a yellow question mark on top.

As library workers, we often feel a sense of urgency to help, but when it comes to issues like money, take your time and keep your calm. 

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Illustration of a group of people stand near big calendar, watches, document.

Event-planning skills are part of library work, but they are rarely taught in library schools.