Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Changes to ACLA Sponsored Programming

In honor of wanting more participation on the blog AND since this year we're changing things up around the ACLA-Sponsored programs for the Summer Reading Club, I'd like to provide an online opportunity for comments about how you all feel about this. Good idea? Bad idea? Confusing? Suggestions? Spill it!

5 comments:

Shannon Dunn @ Oakmont said...

Okay...let me make sure I understand how this works...

Each library in a region is to pick one lovely FREE program to be sponsored by ACLA from the list provided. Libraries in a region should not duplicate programs.

Each region is to compose a flyer that lists all free ACLA sponsored programs in their region to cross promote SRC at all of their regions libraries.

Is that correct? I think we can figure that out and cooperate to get it done.

I think the confusing part for many libraries is the all-important "Why?" Why are we being asked to make the shift from focusing on our local community to the broader community of our region for SRC programming? Funding? Branding?

This question may have already been answered, but there's alot of folks out there in our library land who don't remember it. Being reminded of the "Why?" might help elevate everyone's comfort level with this shift from the way "we've always done it."

My two cents...

Kelley @ ACLA said...

Hi Shannon (and others)

I'll post something on the wiki about the why. : )

Shannon Dunn @ Oakmont said...

Fabulous!

Erin said...

I was just wondering if we are competing against each other for the limited spaces like the science center or if each region was guarenteed a show with each performer.

Kelley @ ACLA said...

Ideally, each region should be able to get one of each performer. Some regions are larger than others, so that may not happen for every single performer, but this is our goal in asking regions to create a 'diverse' lineup.