Quality Adult Programming at Your Library

Starts March 6th, 2018

Enroll today through the first week of class.

Seniors and Adults appreciate quality programming. Learn how to make your programs relevant and fun for adult and older participants.

If you don't have a regular group of adult learners and participating seniors attending programs at your library, you are leaving out an important group.

Make it relevant and interesting and they will come.

Find out what you can do to create quality Adult Programming in your library and discover what others have done in libraries across the country. You will create a program (on paper-that you can use in the future) with the help of your instructor and others in the class. Join the fun and leave with a portfolio of idea suggestions.

Find out what makes a successful program, how to collaborate with other organizations, take field trips, bring experts in, and get funding sources.

What Recent Past Participates Wrote

The most helpful information for me has been regarding community partnerships in library programming. The examples of both the potential community collaborations and the types of topics that these partners may provide has made me look at my own community with a new perspective.

I found the "thinking outside the box" ideas to be the most helpful information. For example, we currently have a group of knitters that meet at our library every Monday evening. I could ask them if they would like to display some of their projects in one of our display cases for a time. We might also work together to sell their projects as a library fundraiser, or even work with a local agency where they could donate knitted items. I am also intrigued by the idea of intergenerational programming. I can trying this with crafts, science experiments, and book clubs.

Online Format, 4 Week Workshop, 12 hours overall. 12 LEU approved (Indiana Librarians) All Welcome.

Unit 1-What makes an adult program successful? What are your goals in creating adult programming. What do you want to achieve? Ingredients for creating your own adult programming. How other libraries are doing it.

Unit 2-Creating meaningful programing ideas for all adults patrons. Calling all college age; catering to career adults, celebrating singles and seniors.

Unit 3-Collaborating. Measuring success. Don't give up the tried and true-but do invent something new. A moveable feast-taking your adult program on the road. Creating a program template.

Unit 4-Marketing your program, creating flyers, contacts, posters, and displays. How to make a portfolio of ideas.

Instructor Valerie Colston, M.A. is a university art instructor and author with many years of experience developing and presenting art programs at several San Diego local libraries. She has 100 Art Ideas for Teachers at the University of California, Extension in San Diego, California and a variety of Art history courses online through colleges and universities. Her book 200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art Skills published by Barrons Educational Series has received outstanding reviews appearing in School Library Journal, National Art Education Association newsletter, and more. Her "It's Easy to be a Green Teen" appeared in the youth librarian publication Voices of Youth Advocates. Teens Go Green! Tips, Techniques, Tools and Themes for YA Programming. Libraries Unlimited Professional guides for Young Adult Librarians Series was published in December 2012. Most recently her artwork was included in a group show titled HOME at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in California and in a solo exhibit of Paper Kimonos that traveled to several libraries throughout the U.S.

This is a  (12 LEU Approved ISL Indiana Librarians) created by Art Teacher on the Net, www.artmuseums.com

For more information Contact-Valerie Colston art259@hotmail.com

Sign Up Today.  This is a 4 week workshop only $125.00 (USD)  UK, Canadian, Australian and other currency accepted on the Pay Pal secure website.

You may purchase the class through pay pal below or if you prefer a Library invoice contact me at art259@hotmail.com or crafts@artmuseums.com 

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