It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye: Strategies and Best Practices for Sunsetting Legacy Programs
Friday, March 23, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Ballroom A
The book club that only has two regularly attending patrons.Your former colleague’s passion project that somehow landed in your lap (shhhh – you don’t really know anything about the topic). You know the programs we mean; the ones that took hours of staff time to prepare that just can’t find traction, or have lost their appeal along the way. Join us to discuss language, best practices, and experiences with bringing programs to an end.
At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Have the tools necessary for determining when it is time to end a program. 2: Learn the necessary steps to ending a program at their library successfully. 3: Have the language to use with patrons, and fellow staff, to talk about ending a program.
The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 2: People with some knowledge, who want to increase their understanding.
This session will have: Medium interaction (example: single speaker/panel with questions or discussion throughout)
Tags: Serving Adults, Adult Services, Facilitation, Guidelines and Standards, Programming/Services, Trends and Forecasting
Katy Hite, Emerging Technologies Librarian
Upper Arlington Public Library , Upper Arlington , OH
Katy Hite is an Emerging Technologies Librarian at Upper Arlington Public Library. At her previous position as an Adult Librarian, successfully terminated programs included an all ages poetry competition and a Downton Abbey tea party. Katy is a co-founder of Make It @ Your Library and a member of the Ohio Library Council. Her former experience includes serving as Distance Learning Librarian at Roosevelt University and Adult Services Librarian at Worthington Public Libraries.
Alexandra Skinner, Assistant Manager of Adult & Teen Services
Oak Park Public Library , Oak Park , IL
Alexandra is the Manager of Adult and Teen Services at Oak Park Public Library. She never leaves the house or office without her water-bottle and knitting in her bag. She enjoys learning new public transportation systems when she travels, as well as narrative nonfiction books, binge-worthy television, and podcasts of all sorts.