PCI Webinar with Maggie Rose
It All Counts: Incorporating Passive Programming into Library Book Displays
Competency: Marketing and Public Relations
Sub-Category: Understands and applies marketing theory and practices
Passive library programming can be anything but passive. How can you increase your passive programming impact and involve more patrons? How can you actively use your physical library as a place of participation, discovery and entertainment? An active willingness to reach out to your patrons on their terms is a great way make a difference in participation in non-traditional library programming.
Using existing library book displays and incorporating additional elements toward passive library programming helps to engage library patrons, promote partnerships with other organizations and creates a culture of connectivity within the library.
At the conclusion of webinar, participants will be able to:
● Create a list of passive programming resources
● Incorporate passive programming into book displays
● Identify opportunities for incorporating passive programming into existing book displays.
● Utilize passive programming techniques to engage patrons, increase program attendance, and learn about your library users.
● Promote the library’s mission, goals, and programming
Maggie Rose — Biography
Maggie Rose is a librarian at the Wayne County Public Library in Ohio. She maintains up to 18 possible display areas at any given time. She is responsible for sections of the non-fiction print collection as well as the periodical collection. Maggie coordinates two evening book clubs and works closely with other non-profit agencies in Wayne County to support common goals.
Maggie started library work in 5th grade as a shelver and volunteer in her school library. As a teen she started shelving in her local public library and has held many library positions since. Maggie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Akron with a BA in English and minor in classical studies. She received her MLIS from Kent State and has been in her current position for four years. She has presented for the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System and has served on committee for the Ohio Library Council.
Maggie loves gardening, camping and her boisterous family which consists of a spouse, a boy, a girl, a dog, a cat, and six hens.