Libraries have the capacity to inspire, engage and support community members of all ages. Libraries provide an array of opportunities for adult patrons from diverse backgrounds. Programming staff:
Design, implement and sponsor library programs that provide opportunities for information, entertainment and lifelong learning.
The Competency Index for the Library Field includes Programming on pages 40 & 41.
Programming was identified as a CORE training need in the Training Needs Assessment. Programming ranked #6 out of 51 self-identified urgent training needs. It ranked #3 out of 60 topics staff would like training in. 40% (59) of respondents indicated they would like training at the Beginner level, 35% (51) would like training at the Intermediate level, and 25% (37) would like training at the Advanced level.
BEST PRACTICES TO REMEMBER: