Building Great Programs for Patrons in their 20s and 30s Workshop

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the participant who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

$55.00
ALA Member: 
$ 49.50
Item Number:
1541-9078
Date: 
Day:  May 31, 2018
Time:  2:30pm to 4:00pm EDT
Delivery Method: 
Live
Duration: 
90 minutes
Publisher: 
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
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Building Great Programs for Patrons in their 20s and 30s Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, May 31, 2018, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

To plan for your library’s present and future, it’s essential to target patrons in their 20s and 30s. In this workshop, Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci will present strategies and resources for reaching the 20s and 30s demographic. Using the insight they’ve gained throughout their careers, they’ll also share ideas and examples of effective programs and marketing approaches.

After participating in this workshop, you will know how to

  • Budget for programs
  • Market your programs effectively to this demographic
  • Work with community partners and off-site programs
  • Plan and implement series and stand-alone programs
  • Use programming themes such as pop culture, nostalgia, DIY, educational/personal growth, and others
  • Establish ways to measure outcomes
  • Overcome challenges and unexpected obstacles

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the participant who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

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Katie LaMantia

Katie LaMantia is an award-winning YA Fiction Collection Development-Data Management Librarian at Baker and Taylor. A former Teen Advisory Board member and current YA librarian and 20–30-something, she has a personal as well as a professional interest in serving the needs of this demographic. She has presented at multiple state and national library conferences about libraries, teens, and technology. When not running teen programs, tinkering with technology, and finding amazing books for young adults, she enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and extreme adventure activities.

Emily Vinci

Emily Vinci is the Fiction Manager at the Schaumburg Township District Library in Schaumburg, Illinois. Her professional interests are promoting the acquisition and appreciation of comics and graphic novels in libraries as well as creating programming that targets patrons in their 20s and 30s, and she presents frequently about pop culture and millennial-targeted programming. A lifelong lover of all things pop culture and an avid collector, Emily has over 200 copies of the Jurassic Park films on VHS and is always looking for more.

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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Accommodations are offered based on user needs. For transcription, live captioning, or other accessibility requests, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.