In central Texas, Westbank Community Libraries embrace their community,
which includes neurodiverse individuals, busy families, and patrons of
all ages. The libraries have identified unmet needs within their
community and have developed programming that promotes learning,
sharing, and discovery. Such programs have flexible hours and encourage
intergenerational experiences and sensory exploration. Come join the
webinar and hear staff members from the libraries present all about
their innovative and inclusive programs.
Presented by Cristen Darcus (Community Librarian), Gloria Perretti (Public Services & PR Librarian), Leah Tatgenhorst (Programs Manager), and Maureen Turner Carey (Public Services & PR Librarian).
Have you heard of esports but want to learn more? Ever wonder if esports
could be featured in libraries? Interested in reaching and engaging
more patrons through gaming and esports? Are you intrigued by a program
offering which attracts a broad cross section of patrons of different
ages, races, genders, and socioeconomic standing? Let’s take an in-depth
look at esports and its community and discuss ways to build more
games-related programming in libraries. Join our webinar with Tristan Wheeler
(Outreach and Programming Services, Cleveland Public Library in Ohio)
for an introduction to the Cleveland Public Library GAMING & ESPORTS
event series. Discover how the world of libraries meets all things
gaming and learn why a program like this is important to his library and
could be for yours!
Do you have a program in your library that could use refreshing? Are you
meeting resistance at changing a program that has existed for a long
time in its current form? Library Management Consultant Kyla Hunt will
guide you through the process of examining your library programs with an
eye geared towards change. Time will be spent on how to identify a
program that needs revamping, garnering responses from your community,
and communicating the change to your patrons.
What do new adults, or adults aged 18-29, want from libraries? What
should libraries offer this age group? In this webinar, we will explore
the characteristics of new adults and the services new adults would like
to see in a public library. You will leave the webinar with the ability
to appropriately offer programming for new adults, including financial
literacy instruction, career services programs, and speed dating nights.
Kyla Hunt is the Library Management Consultant for the Texas State Library & Archives Commission, and is the author of Library Programs and Services for New Adults, published by ABC-CLIO in 2017.
Original air date: January 18, 2018
Last reviewed: January 3, 2020
1 CE hour