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Library Contests: A How-To-Do-It Manual (How-to-Do-It Manuals) (How-to-Do-It Manuals)

Kathleen R. T. Imhoff, Ruthie Maslin

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ISBN 10: 1555705596 / ISBN 13: 9781555705596
Published by Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2007
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Title: Library Contests: A How-To-Do-It Manual (...

Publisher: Neal-Schuman Publishers

Publication Date: 2007

Book Condition:Good

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Contests are a great vehicle for showcasing your library s services, introducing new programs, raising funds, attracting new groups of patrons, and boasting your community commitment. This new how-to will answer your questions and guide you through the details of successful contests. From logistics to promotion, budgeting to post-event assessment, Imhoff and Maslin give you practical programming suggestions including how to address the needs of various age groups and their interests, partner with schools, businesses, and other organizations, build an effective publicity and marketing program, and plan, schedule, budget, and evaluate your event. From major national contests, to statewide, regional, and local events, this book wins for helping you make sure your contest reaches the right audiences, with the right message, and achieve the results you want and expect.

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On the surface, contests may appear straightforward, but those that are successful take great amounts of behind-the-scenes work. This comprehensive book covers planning, implementing, and evaluating contests of all kinds, for all kinds of libraries. It addresses setting budgets and schedules, choosing prizes and judges, establishing rules, promoting the contest, and evaluating it once it is over. The final chapter details four tried-and-true programs various libraries have held: an Earth Day coloring contest for children; a One Book, One City essay competition for high schoolers; and two challenges for all ages–Guess the Number of Bricks in the New Building and Create a Clothing Accessory from Duct Tape. The text is detailed, and readers are sure to have many aha! moments because they won't necessarily have thought of particular details. The authors, a library director and an outreach coordinator, cover potential negatives as well as positives in plain language. There is good advice here for assistant directors, public-relations departments, or any other staff who may get asked to create and run a contest. The illustrations are informative, but their layout is frustrating as they can be several pages away from the text they reference, which makes for much page flipping. But this is a minor quibble about an otherwise thorough book.–Geri Diorio, The Ridgefield Library, CT
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