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By Brett W. Lear

The 1st within the new ALA Programming courses sequence, this ebook 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 objective the viewers on your community

-- Tie your library's challenge to express software offerings

-- bring up cash and generate publicity

-- Produce courses that run easily from begin to finish

The moment part gains greater than 20 "five-star" courses from round the state. interpreting a couple of number of profitable courses from movie sequence and ebook discussions to paintings sessions and topical panels, you can be encouraged with principles to your personal courses. full of greater than 30 pattern conversing issues, surveys, newsletters, press releases, scheduling instruments, and checklists, you could hit the floor operating and produce your grownup programming companies to life.

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If your December calendar is still vacant, perhaps you could find someone to give a talk on the winter sports possibilities in your state. Creating such a calendar can keep you focused. 6 Programming Calendar ADULT PROGRAMMING IN 200X This table details how the Program Committee proposes to spend $5,000 on adult programming in 200X. TYPE OF PROGRAM DESCRIPTION ESTIMATED COST PER LOCATION COST FOR FIVE LOCATIONS PROJECTED MONTH OF PROGRAM TOTAL COST $75 $375 January $375 Travel in Europe Speaker will explain how to book cheap flights, find inexpensive lodging, and how to eat, entertain yourself, and shop on a tight budget.

That person may then call the insurance company and explain the program to someone there. The result might be that the insurance company boosts the coverage on the policy for the period in which this program will occur. You will also want to be sure that your performers do one of two things. Ideally, the performer will agree to sign an indemnity clause that states that he or she holds the library harmless from all claims and damages arising from the performer’s actions. Run this clause past an attorney before you begin using it.

These programs fit within your library’s mission. But, what if you decide to offer English as a Second Language (ESL) classes or literacy classes? Has your library ever done this before? If not, you might find that your administration will ask for a bit of justification before you are permitted to offer the first sixweek ESL course in the library. 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.

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