Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference
March 6-9, 2013
Friday, March 8 at 1:30 pm
Room 109, Plaza Level
F197. Poetry & Librarianship: Collection Challenges. Panel. (Jessica Smith, Judah Steadicam Rubin, Dan Coffey, Elise Ficarra, Melissa Eleftherion Carr) Poet-Librarians will discuss the challenges of collecting, archiving, and digitizing literary texts and recordings, including the barriers to collecting small press materials, and propose solutions that will allow libraries to continue to collect literary objects regardless of medium. Of particular interest to small press publishers, book artists, archivists, and librarians.
Alabama Library Association Annual Convention
April 23-26, 2013
Thursday, April 25 at 10:30 am
K-12 – Using Curricular Programming to Increase Circulation. Poster. Programming that specifically relates to the collection can increase circulation. K-12 libraries have the advantage of orchestrating Reader Advisory, Curricular support, and Programming to concurrently increase traffic, educational value and circulation. The poster will present a case study of the Visiting Writers Series at Indian Springs School, which has increased circulation of related titles by incorporating books into English classes and programming the authors’ talks in class and after hours in the library.