The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is the foremost organization of reference and information professionals who make the connections between people and the information sources, services, and collection materials they need. RUSA are responsible for stimulating and supporting excellence in the delivery of general library services and materials to adults, and the provision of reference and information services, collection development, and resource sharing for all ages, in every type of library.
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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.
1. 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?