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By Brett W. Lear

The 1st within the new ALA Programming courses sequence, this booklet walks you thru the method of software improvement and occasion making plans in elements. the 1st part is a "how-to" that prepares you to:

-- behavior demographic research and aim the viewers on your community

-- Tie your library's undertaking to express application offerings

-- bring up money and generate publicity

-- Produce courses that run easily from begin to finish

The moment part good points greater than 20 "five-star" courses from round the nation. analyzing a couple of number of profitable courses from movie sequence and publication discussions to artwork periods and topical panels, you can be encouraged with rules in your personal courses. jam-packed with greater than 30 pattern speaking issues, surveys, newsletters, press releases, scheduling instruments, and checklists, you could hit the floor working and convey your grownup programming companies to life.

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The committee can meet (perhaps virtually via e-mail), discuss questions, and then get back to staff via e-mail, the library newsletters, or some other way. All right already, you say, what are these questions? We will address many of these in later chapters, but questions you will eventually have as a program coordinator include: What do I do if the performer wants to alter his contract? What do I do if the media, the performer, or a patron wants to videotape or take photographs? How much am I willing to pay a performer?

Many performers are professionals. They do amazing work and they charge amazing prices. It isn’t hard to find a performer who is willing to charge $175 an hour. How many branches can offer the same program during the same month? When does the library begin to compete against itself? How do I conduct crowd control? If I know a program will be hugely popular, do I hand out tickets as people arrive? Do I take reservations over the phone? Some of these questions can be addressed as written policies.

This brings us to the third thing you can do with demographic information: Use it to write a proposal. What Do You Do with This Information? Program Proposals Information is wonderful. We usually seek it to verify what we think we know or to find out what we don’t. We are frequently relieved when we find a piece of information that confirms what we already suspected to be true. But seeking the answers to questions is an adventure. We some- 34 An in-house proposal is quite different from a proposal you would submit to a potential funding source, such as the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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