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Adult Programming: A Manual for Libraries: RUSA Occasional Paper #21
RUSA Services to Adults Committee
Item Number: 978-0-8389-7891-7
Publisher: RUSA
Price: $22.00
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57 pages
8.5" x 11"
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-7891-7
Year Published: 1997
Adult Programming: A Manual for Libraries takes you through the process—from how to assess your community for program potential to how to do evaluation and follow-up. Covers how to generate ideas for programs, how to determine what's hot and what's not, and how to determine the best formats for your programs.

In addition, you will be given guidance on how to find funding for your programs, how to recruit participants, and how to publicize your programs. Included are sample forms, checklists, and promotional materials that can be used. A very useful resource guide for libraries and librarians involved in programming.
Table of Contents

Getting Started: Knowing Your Community
2. Getting and Idea: Selecting a Topic: What’s Hot and What’s Not
3. Getting Organized: Outlining the Nuts and Bolts
4. Getting the Right Format: How to Decide
5. Getting Funded: Budgeting and Types of Support—Who's Going to Foot the Bill?
6. Getting the Word Out: Publicity
7.Getting Feedback: Evaluation Process—Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?
About the Author
The RUSA Services to Adults Committee has the following charge:
  • To identify the library and program interests of adults;
  • to collect and disseminate information on existing library programs and services;
  • to develop guidelines for programs and services to meet specific interests and needs of adults; and
  • to serve as a consultant for libraries with adult programming and/or services problems.