About This Course
Do you create programming for adults? Are you trying to figure out the best way to create virtual programming? Are you interested in learning the pros and cons of various platforms that can be used to deliver virtual programs? Would you like to demonstrate the impact of your virtual programming?
Creating and hosting meaningful and engaging programs in a virtual environment provides many unique opportunities to engage audiences in new ways. However, it also presents a new set of challenges. Some in-person programs can be transformed to the virtual environment with ease, while others may take considerable time and effort to adapt. This course will examine the landscape during the first 8 months of the pandemic to explore what has been successful in virtual programming for libraries, museums, performing arts centers, and other arts-based institutions. In addition to developing ideas about what public programs to offer at your institution, the course will also involve examining online platform options (including the pros and cons of each) and discussing best practices for tracking program outcomes and statistics to prove value to stakeholders.
Janie Hermann, Manager of Adult Programming at Princeton Public Library, is the instructor for this course, which was created in Fall 2020.