Submit a Program

Thank you for your interest in submitting your library program for publication on Programming Librarian, a website of the American Library Association (ALA)!

Please use the webform below to tell us about you, your library and your program. Note that you will not be able to save your form and submit it later; to safeguard against losing your work, we recommend typing your answers in another program and then copying them below. (Download the webform questions in Microsoft Word.)

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South Sioux City Public Library
About Your Program
In 2-3 sentences, describe your library program.
Program Budget
How much did it cost your library to implement this program? Please exclude staff time.
Target Audience
Which of the following audiences did your program target? Select all that apply.
What were your goals for this program? How far in advance did you start planning? Who was involved? What steps did you take? Did you come across any unexpected challenges?
How did you promote your program to your target audience? What specific methods did you utilize? How successful were you?
If there was a cost associated with the program, how did you spend the money? What suggestions would you make for cost-cutting, if needed?
What set-up was needed the day of the event?
Describe how the program played out. How many people attended? What feedback, if any, did you receive? Did you achieve your goals?
What advice would you offer peers interested in holding a similar program at their library? What might you do differently next time?

Use this section to submit supplemental materials that may be useful to others wishing to create a similar program. Attachments may include:

  • Program photos or videos
  • Planning documents
  • Promotional materials (e.g., press releases, posters, postcards, fliers)
  • Screenshots of social media posts
  • Related reading lists
  • Scripts
  • Work plans

Please be sure to remove any personal or confidential information, as these documents will be publicly available.

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With respect to the write-up of your idea which you submit (“Submission”), you hereby assign all right, title and interest (including all intellectual property rights) in and to the written submission to ALA. Without limiting the foregoing, ALA may modify, share, publish, display, distribute the Submission throughout the world in all means of expression by any method now known or developed hereafter, including electronic format, and to market or sell the same or any part of it as it sees fit.

With respect to the Attachments you are providing in conjunction with the Submission (for example flyers, budgets, other documents used in connection with your program) (“Attachments”) you hereby grant ALA a royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual license to use, copy, distribute, display, publish, sublicense and transfer rights in and to the Attachments in all means of expression by any method now known or developed hereafter, including electronic format, and to market or sell the same or any part of it as it sees fit.

NOTE: Please do not submit documents unless you have permission from the copyright holder to permit such use. By uploading any photos or videos from the event, you represent and warrant that you have obtained written permission from all individuals who are identifiable in each and every photo/video. If you have not obtained written permission from the individuals who are identifiable in the photo, do not upload the photo.

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