As your library evolves and becomes more future-oriented, you start thinking about ways you can ensure your longevity by offering unique, valuable, and intriguing services to your entire community. This includes young professionals, the “missing population” of patrons between college-aged individuals and senior citizens. In this workshop, you’ll discover more experimental and unusual programs for these patrons that will get them reinvested in your library—like the one they loved in high school!
Jupitus will share her six years of alt+library programming—the ins and outs, background, how-tos, successes and failures—to help you create longevity in your library.
- Program suggestions and ideas that you can implement today
- Learn from Jupitus’ successes and failures on alt+library programs
- Best practices to plan and run these programs
- Marketing how-tos including social media, alternative materials, and program titles
- Information on “why to offer this” and “how to persuade administrators”
- Community partnerships and local tie-ins
Trainer: Jessica Jupitus, Sacramento Public Library
Jessica Jupitus is the Central Library Manager for the Sacramento Public Library and a member of ALA Council. She has worked in libraries for over 10 years in a variety of positions and reads voraciously. She skated with and coached the Sac City Rollers as “Lipstick Librarian” for 6 years and her number was 796.21. If you have questions about alt+library, The Library of Things, or LGBTQIA programming, feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.