Thinking about attending the Public Library Association (PLA) national conference in March 2010? If so, use fill out a session preference survey to let them know which concurrent session programs you're most likely to attend.
From Mark Arend:
Talked with one of the performers this morning. He suggested cooperating with other organizations in town (nursing homes, schools, senior centers, service clubs, etc) to book performers and save money. We work with other libraries but don't always think of these other groups. He also said that he'd cut his fee for the offer of a back bedroom for the night, as he sleeps in a tent when he's making the rounds of libraries for SLP performances.
If you're thinking about trying a "Food For Fines" program at your library as an opportunity for the library to give back to the community, here are recent posts from the Publib discussion list that offer food for thought:
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is giving away over 1200 new books, videos, CDs, and audiocassettes; apply for your chance to win and add these new materials to your library's collection!
Applicants must demonstrate:
Teen Read Week is October 18-24, 2009.
If your library's book discussion group is looking for its next title, consider borrowing one of these kits available at a Wisconsin library: