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Have you ever wished you could have just one hour to mingle with the best programming librarians, see samples of their finest events, and ask them how they did it? That’s exactly what attendees at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference got at Program Speed Dating with the Programming Librarian Interest Group.
Join the ALA Public Programs Office and the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University for a one-day workshop to learn how your library can help adults in your community become eagle-eyed news consumers.
In this intensive one-day preconference, participants will:
As the days get longer, the time you must wait until the ALA Annual Conference is getting shorter. While headliners like Michelle Obama and Viola Davis may be excitement enough, there will be plenty of can't-miss sessions related to programming, too.
Check out some of our favorites below. Have other suggestions? Share them in the comments.
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A lot of the 2018 PLA Conference for me was sharpening the tools I have in my toolbox to ensure I am standing on a firm foundation when designing and implementing programming. Can I speak to how the programs I am doing align with the mission of my library? How do I know that I am actually doing what my community wants? There is a lot of information I am still digesting and sorting through, but below are the top three lessons that I am working on putting into practice.
Update 1/9/18: This workshop is now open to library professionals from all library types! Space is limited; please register early. The workshop will include breakout sessions for academic and non-academic libraries. Questions? Contact ALA's Public Programs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our library created a mini-genealogy conference called Family History Day. The event, which took place on a single Saturday in October, combined our genealogy classes from previous years with new activities. This format allowed us to concentrate our staffing needs into one day and three spaces, rather than spreading the need for staffing throughout the month.