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Welcome to the 2016 MLA Annual Conference! MLA looks forward to celebrating its 125th Anniversary with you.
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Thursday, September 29 • 10:55am - 11:55am
Community Based Program Design

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Imagine this nightmare: You develop a terrific program, tailor the marketing to your audience of interest... and they don't come. 

We've all been there. How can we design library programs that speak to the communities we wish to engage? It starts with understanding those communities and then building programming that speaks to their unique interests and expectations. In this highly interactive workshop, you will learn specific techniques for identifying communities of interest, articulating their assets and needs, and designing programming and collaborative opportunities based on their values. You will leave this workshop with tools you can use in your own library and fresh ideas for how you might meaningfully engage hard-to-reach communities at your institution.

Speakers
avatar for Nina Simon, Director, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

Nina Simon, Director, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

Nina Simon has been described as a “museum visionary” by Smithsonian Magazine for her community-centered approach to design. She is the author of the Museum 2.0 blog, the books The Participatory Museum (2010) and Relevance (2016). Nina is the Executive Director of the Santa ... Read More →


Thursday September 29, 2016 10:55am - 11:55am CDT
Lake Superior Ballroom MN