Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Adult Programs in the Library, 2nd ed

Lear, Brett, W.  Adult Programs in the Library, 2nd ed.  Chicago: ALA, 2013.  027.62 Lear 2013 ed.
ISBN 978-0838911402

Programming is an important means of not only drawing new people to the library but also better serving existing patrons. Lear s invaluable guide to adult programs is back---and better than ever, with refreshed, expanded content and new ideas to reinvigorate programs and give them a 21st-century spin. This edition includes
·        Updated chapters on basics such as funding, crafting guidelines, topic selection, publicity, post-program evaluations, and more
·        A new section on technology, with ideas for online book discussions, offering programs via Skype, and turning programs into podcasts:

  • Methods for tailoring programs for specific groups, such as men, baby boomers, and seniors
  • A collection of "five-star" programs from libraries around the country that can be easily adapted

Walking the reader through every aspect of adult programming, this new edition of a tried-and-true book is truly a librarian s best friend.