It is the “best of times...and the worst of times.” To the trend-conscience event coordinator, holidays seems like a no-brain hit when it comes to building the biggest, most successful event that will also maximize your potential audience. However, those of us in public service also know how challenging the holiday seasons are in terms of the work/life balance and managing the stress of our colleagues and employees.
In this interactive webinar, youth librarians Pamela Jayne & Krista King-Oaks will discuss a variety of ideas and techniques that are guaranteed to re-invigorate your love for the holidays and infuse your library’s calendar with creative, fun-filled, and even educational (!) programs that also meet your administrative needs of low overhead and minimum staff time. Don’t re-invent the wheel - let us show you our favorite models to replicate!
Beyond the focus of children’s programming, we will include ideas that will reach out and engage the whole family. Also, we will provide easy to replicate community outreach and social marketing strategies to bolster your library’s image above the frenzy and media overload of the most popular holiday seasons.
Krista King-Oaks - Biography
Krista King-Oaks has worked in both academic and public libraries over the past twelve years. She received her MLS from the University of Kentucky where she specialized in public libraries and youth services. Currently, Krista is a Children’s Programming Librarian for the Kenton County Public Library in Covington, Kentucky, where she is devoting time to creating a new vision for elementary-aged programs and services.
Pamela Jayne - Biography
Pamela Jayne has worked with the Boone County Public Library since 2007 and is currently the Teen Librarian at the main branch in Burlington, Kentucky. She received her MSLIS Degree from Drexel University and her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Louisville. She enjoys creating and implementing teen programming, collection development and maintenance of teen collections and selecting children’s and teen graphic novels.