Cultural Programming for Libraries: Linking Libraries, Communities, and Culture

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American Library Association, 2005 - Education - 107 pages
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For a library to fulfill its mission to provide community engagement and cultural dialogue, then diverse, excellent cultural programming is the key. This authoritative resource outlines all the steps. For a library to fulfill its mission to provide community engagement and cultural dialogue, then diverse, excellent cultural programming is the key. In Cultural Programming for Libraries, the director of ALA's Public Programs Office shares time-tested strategies and practical, inspiring samples from first-rate programs across the country. Librarians, staff, and volunteers will find the practical how-to for creating a comprehensive cultural program - from planning to funding to promoting. community needs Set goals and establish measurable outcomes Develop winning partnerships that result in high quality, well-attended programs Highlight and drive the use of collections Gain community support and visibility through programming Enhance your library's role as cultural center based on successful models Eleven five-star programs highlight outstanding events for varying audience sizes and price points to help customize your own library's effort. Marketing and promotional samples also inspire creativity in every chapter to help advance your library as a community cultural hub. Programming advocates in libraries of any size can use this authoritative resource to enhance skills, increase effectiveness, and expand their creative vision for promoting winning cultural programs.
 

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Contents

Making the Case for Cultural Programming
1
Planning From Goals to Evaluation and Back Again
8
Building Participation Developing Audiences and Interactive Engagement
22
Collaboration
28
Series Formats Themes and Tieins Putting the Pieces Together
38
The Talent and Showtime
54
Funding for Cultural Programs
62
Marketing and Public Relations for Programming
68
Conclusion
84
Five Star Program Series
87
REFERENCES
101
INDEX
105
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Page vii - ... gossip controversies, historical sense and scientific training, the values they appreciate, the quality of life they admire. All communities have a culture. It is the climate of their civilization.

About the author (2005)

Deborah A. Robertson is director of the Public Programs Office of the American Library Association.

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