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Thursday, October 17 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em: Reinvigorating, reinventing (and occasionally relinquishing) library outreach programs

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Fun, engaging, high-interest library programs are an asset to every library! They can attract new audiences, demonstrate the library’s value to the community, and even change minds about what a library is! But what happens if your library programs are missing the mark (or outright flops)? In this session, two outreach librarians will discuss their experience with reinvigorating, reinventing (and occasionally relinquishing) library programs in an effort to keep their outreach fresh and relevant! The session will cover steps in planning and assessing library programs, examples of program revitalization and renewal, and practical advice for enhancing your library outreach programs. Through a series of failure confessions, an examination of unintended consequences and slip-ups, we’ll explore the life cycle of library programming and discuss when to hold ‘em, when to fold ‘em, and when to walk away.

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Hubert Womack

Instruction and Outreach Librarian, Wake Forest University
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Meghan Webb

Instruction and Outreach Librarian, Wake Forest University

Thursday October 17, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm EDT
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