Library programs and Event Management B Parsons 2011. Quick and Dirty Library Pormotions that really work. Australian Library and Information Association. Starting a Book Club. “A book discussion group is a forum where readers can come together and talk about books and the reading experience … There are adult groups, student-led groups, mother-daughter groups, father-son groups, and parent-child groups, to name just a few.
"“Giving Readers a Voice: Book Discussion Groups,” by Anna Healy. Book Links: February/March 2002 (v.11, no.4) If you're looking for a book club to join, check with your library. Libraries often provide meeting space for book clubs and many administer their own book discussion groups. Thinking of starting your own book club? Answer these 10 questions and you're on your way! Submitted by LitLovers.com. 1. Structuring Your Meeting Learn about some basic book-club ground rules including: how much time to alot do's and don'ts for selecting books, holding a discussion with and without a leader, and stucturing the format of the meeting.
Facilitating Discussion Finding Book Ideas Most book groups have a rotating selection of books. Further Resources. A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources. Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn.
In libraries they often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more. Here are some excellent resources for anyone thinking about setting up a makerspace in their organization. Articles & Blog Posts Libraries, Hackspaces and E-waste: how libraries can be the hub of a young maker revolution “…there’s another gang of information-literate people out there, a gang who are a natural ally of libraries and librarians: the maker movement. Clustered in co-operative workshops called “makerspaces” or “hack(er)spaces,” makers build physical stuff.
What is a Makerspace? From Stacks to Hacks: Makerspaces and LibraryBox The makerspace movement is gaining momentum in the library world. Events Maker Faire Events The Maker Faire is a festival of invention and celebration of the Maker movement. Makerspaces Australia - Home. CoderDojo. Kids learning to Code. Event Planning Toolkit - Teen Tech Week. Need some help planning Teen Tech Week beyond activities?
Then you've come to the right place! Start planning by: Timeline This timeline for Teen Tech Week should help you plan an amazing celebration; we've separated suggestions for school and public libraries to aid in planning. Planning Checklist Follow these ten steps for the best Teen Tech Week ever! Register online and download the official logo at www.ala.org/teentechweek. Professional Materials Find inspiration in the following articles, blog posts, books, and other professional materials, selected by the Teen Tech Week committee.
Barseghian, Tina. Block, Donna. Boling, Betsy Davis et al. Braun, Linda, Hillias J. 5 Minute Librarian: How to Throw an Epic Library Party. Having a "party" program at the library is one of the new trends I've been hearing about lately, and, as an event-loving librarian, I am completely on board.
I've held many parties of different types and for varying age groups, and they almost always go over well. Everyone loves a party - it's a scientific fact. Library parties are fun to plan, fun to hold, and fun to attend; there is very little downside. They often are low-cost and appeal to fans of a specific genre or series, and can be tailored to fit seasonal or timely events, such as a movie release or the arrival of a new book in a series. OK, I'm sold. The first thing you need to do is choose a theme. I will write more about these topics in a moment. Themed food and drinks - Alice in Wonderland's "eat me" cakes. ...and anything else you could need.
Character Parties Choose your favorite book character and use them as a theme. I recently held a Geronimo Stilton party for grade school kids. Fandom Parties What is a fandom?