A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 1:30 Central
If you’re responsible for programming in your library, you know that it’s a year-round job. Celebrating annual seasons and events can give you inspiration for events that are popular and easy to promote. Plan your programs with confidence! In this workshop, library program guru Amy Alessio will give you three program ideas for each month that you can expand, adapt and modify to fit your community’s needs. The presentation will include many low-cost ideas that require minimal staff time. You’ll also have the chance to engage in conversation and Q and A with Amy.
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 1:30 Central
Position your library as a hub of creativity that is not only responsive but also community-driven and community-led in your decision-making processes.
Intended for librarians who help create public programs, this workshop will show you how to engage your community with creative invitations and access to interesting and useful resources. Laura Damon-Moore and Erinn Batykefer, librarians and authors of Incubating Creativity: A Sourcebook for Connecting with Communities (upcoming from ALA Editions), share the four elements that can transform your library into a creative hub: Resources; Staff; Partnerships & Engagement; and Invitations.
Using a community-driven lens to listen and learn with your community, you’ll learn how to better engage with your users. You’ll also be taught a systematic approach to evaluate these elements of your library.
A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, September 5, 2019, 1:30 Central
You don’t have to be an artist to integrate art into your children’s programs. In this workshop, children’s librarian Katherine Hickey and art educator Heather White provide you with the theoretical and practical information needed to integrate visual arts into early childhood programming.
You’ll learn four easily replicable art projects for children ages 18 months to 5 years old that you can implement and be provided with additional resources to find more ways to tap into young patrons’ creativity through visual arts. Each project covered will include instructions, supply needs, learning objectives, expected outcomes, storybook connections, and many other tips for successful implementation in the library.