Historical Fiction @ your library
Historical fiction is popular in libraries of all types. Come listen to best-selling authors Jeri Westerson, Regina O’Melveny, James Carlos Blake, and Beatriz Williams talk about their latest books. A book signing follows with most books given away free. Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal’s Prepub Alert, will moderate the panel.
Patron Driven Acquisition in Consortia
Patron-driven acquisition and purchase-on-demand models are being tested in multi-type and same-type library systems and consortia in several pockets of the country. These pilots empower patrons to select print materials, e-books or both for their local library collection while meeting their own immediate information needs. These initiatives allow libraries to test specific theories to gauge the impact a patrondriven acquisition model will have on local and regional collections, circulation, budgets, usage and user services. Join us as we learn from a panel of speakers about some of these initiatives and their outcomes.
Innovative programs impacting rural and urban libraries funded through LSTA: Preschool Connections, Mother Goose Alive, and Brain Boxes Collaboration
Using LSTA funds as seed money, public libraries and state libraries can collaborate to provide library users with current resources and quality programs. Programs from Pennsylvania and Arizona will be showcased, showing how they creating family spaces in small libraries, developed an online Mother Goose Rhymes portal and provided developmental activities for children. Pennsylvania will also share the results of a recent evaluation of one program.
Subjects: Literacy, Rural and Small Libraries
Successful Collaboration in Good Times and Bad
Collaborative efforts sometimes thrive, but often fail--especially in difficult financial times or without grant funding. What are the attributes of successful collaborative efforts, and how can knowing these help others plan for long-term success and sustainability? An expert panel will highlight three collaborative initiatives focused on digital libraries and present the factors that have, or would have made them successful and sustainable.
Subjects: Digital Libraries
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