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State of Rhode Island

Office of Library & Information Services

Adult Services: Programming Favorites & Flops

Further Reading

RI Programming Groups & Resources

Meeting Notes

Meeting Agenda

Planning library programs for adults is an exciting but often unpredictable business! Join fellow adult services librarians to share some of your greatest hits and discuss what magic ingredients seem to go into your favorite, best-attended and most well-received programs. Acknowledging that we can learn as much from our failures as our successes, you are also encouraged to share a programming "flop" with the group so that we can use the collective wisdom of the group to imagine how that program might be reworked into a hit!

Please bring and be prepared to share a recent program that you felt was a great success as well a program that may have "flopped".

Meeting goals & outcomes:

  • Participants will share their successful programs, using the questions from ALA's Programming Librarian "Program Model" to guide the discussion.
  • Participants will examine programming "flops" and discuss ways that they might be reworked for success.
  • Participants will contribute to a programming resource guide (compiled at the OLIS Adult Services LibGuide) by sharing with the group