University of Wisconsin–Madison

Programming with Purpose [Almost Full!]

We all want our libraries to have strong programming. How do you know if your library is producing meaningful programs that align with vision, support the mission, and recognize staff capacity versus simply falling into the “more is more” trap? Regardless of your library’s size, there are ways you can bring intentional thinking into programming so you’re supporting the community while working smarter.

This course will explore broad perspectives on identifying programming values and goals as well as in-depth strategies for planning thoughtful, intentional programs for any age. Participants will actively focus on defining programming priorities that are informed by both current practices and goals; using a methodical practice to identify pain points and realistic solutions; implementing a project charter tool; and effective communication to aid in change management.

At a glance

When: Feb 28 – Mar 27, 2022

Where: Online

Cost: $150 (10% off when you register two weeks in advance)

CE Credit: 1.4 CEUs/14 LEUs

Program #: 306622

Questions? Contact Meredith Lowe or Anna Palmer

Register online

This course is almost full! Once the course fills, an option to add your name to the course waitlist will appear when you click the online registration link. There is no cost to be on the waitlist, nor obligation to register for the course if a spot opens.

Due to the continuation of remote work, please use the online registration option. If you need alternate arrangements, email Anna Palmer, or Meredith Lowe, Alternate registration options may result in delays.

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Instructor: Kelsey Johnson-Kaiser is a youth services manager at Saint Paul (MN) Public Library.