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NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later
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NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around - Part 2: 4 Years Later

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NCompass Live - December 11, 2013. …

NCompass Live - December 11, 2013.
http://nlc.nebraska.gov/ncompasslive/

When we did our first NCompass Live presentation two years ago (http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=11185) we told about the changes that we had accomplished in the first two years. Tune in to see what we have accomplished and learned in the next two years. This presentation will tell what we are continuing to do to turn the program around. Presenters: David Mixdorf, Dan Nieman, Odessa Meyer: South Sioux City Public Library.

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  • 1. www.southsiouxcity.org/library
  • 2. Turning Your Program Around (part 2) What the South Sioux City Public Library did to change the public’s perception of the library.
  • 3. June 1, 2009  New Library Director Hired  New Children’s Librarian Hired  New Library Board chosen to replace dismissed board.
  • 4. Perception of the library       It was boring. Nothing to do. The programs didn’t fit their needs. The library lacked posters, pictures, books on display. Not kid friendly. Didn’t know we had one.
  • 5. In the last 5 years we have seen these increases.
  • 6. Circulation checkouts 2008-2009: 22,531 2012-2013: 53,119
  • 7. Computer Usage 2008-2009: 20900 2012-2013: 30009
  • 8. Reference Questions Answered 2008-2009: 406 2012-2013: 1344
  • 9. Adult Programming Attendance 2008-2009: 684 2012-2013: 3000
  • 10. Children’s Programming Attendance 2008-2009: 1895 2012-2013: 5615
  • 11. Number of Programs 2008-2009- Around 160
  • 12. Number of Programs 2012-2013     Children's : Around 600 Adult: Around 100 Technology: Around 800 Total: 1500
  • 13. What did we do to accomplish this turn around. 1. Interview library patrons
  • 14. 2. Communicate with people who don’t use the library with questionnaires.
  • 15. 3. Meet and remeet with civic groups and give presentations.
  • 16. 4. Meet with local agencies and see what the library could do to assist their agency.
  • 17. 5. Talk with area schools.
  • 18. 6. Do a review of the services your community provides and try to fill in the gaps.
  • 19. 7. See what other libraries are doing and recreate their ideas to fit your needs.
  • 20. 8. Utilize the skills of your staff
  • 21. Keep an open mind. Even if an idea doesn’t catch on right away, keep trying.
  • 22. Changes in Youth Programming   2009: Story Times were held consistently twice a week & two programs that ran once a month 2013: We have 4 story-time programs a week (preschool & toddlers), we show 2 movies a week, a baby story time once a week, an art program once a week, a weekly night of fun program, a monthly Spanish story time, and clubs held once a week
  • 23. Encouraged Partnerships with Community Dr. Powell is a local gemologist We joined together with our community to offer a PIWI (parents interacting with infants) program. Music in the Schools program held at our library
  • 24. Summer Reading Programs We work with our local Optimist group, the South Sioux City Optimist Club and help coordinate an annual wreath auction, some of the proceeds help pay for our big performers for the summer!
  • 25. Consistency   Keeping programming consistent is a major help for your families to remember to stop in Being consistent in special programs (monthly or yearly) is a benefit. All my parents know when “Toddler Time” is or what day “Pat-A-Cake Pals” program is held, etc
  • 26. Wednesday Night Clubs Starting late this year, we introduced clubs that meet every Wednesday night.  Robotics Club – We work with the Extension office of our county  Lego Club – We have structured building time and free building  Mad Scientist Club – We introduce new science experiments  Technology Kids Club – We utilize our traveling lap top cart and hold a robotics club that builds and programs the computer to run the robots time and activities with the kids with the kids to help with anything they need and introduce new programs for them to try.
  • 27. Make the library FUN!
  • 28. Dr. Seuss Celebration!
  • 29. TAB & Minions     Our TAB is our High School advisory board Minions is our Middle School advisory board We currently have 15 active TAB members & 8 active Minion members They run activities for other teens and youth in our community.
  • 30. TAB 2012 Teen Halloween Party in the Basement 2013 Teen Run Halloween Party for kids
  • 31. Programming with Adults
  • 32. Brings out the Best in the Library Staff
  • 33. In Tune With our Card Holders
  • 34. Seeks to reach out to all the people in our service area
  • 35. Almost Every Interest Can Be Turned into a Library Service
  • 36. Garden Club
  • 37. Tangled Yarns
  • 38. SSC Scribes
  • 39. Spanish Technology Classes
  • 40. Patron Driven Programming
  • 41. B-Movies
  • 42. Quilt Shows
  • 43. Book Clubs
  • 44. Community Driven Services ESL Classes GED Test Preparation
  • 45. Muslim Journeys
  • 46. Getting the Word Out
  • 47. Library Website
  • 48. E-Newsletter
  • 49. City Newsletter
  • 50. Facebook Page
  • 51. Library Blog
  • 52. Post Cards
  • 53. Cardinal Festival
  • 54. Chamber of Commerce
  • 55. Build programs out of interest areas that your staff, friends group or other volunteers may have.
  • 56. Community Garden/ Organic Gardening
  • 57. Community Farmers Market Community Orchard Community Garden Club
  • 58. Seed Savers Library
  • 59. Movies  Real to Reel- popular movies with contemporary issues.
  • 60. Movies B Movie Night at the Bijou
  • 61. Classic Movies and Discussion
  • 62. Special Movie Presentations  Movies in History celebrating birthdays or anniversaries.
  • 63. Unique Ideas Movies  Spaghetti Dinner with:
  • 64. And There’s More        Immigration Services Classes on Medicare Part D sign-up Different Trivia Contest Beginning a Small Business Quilting workshop Food Canning classes Early school registration
  • 65. Art Gallery Area
  • 66. 50+ Area
  • 67. Mobile Computer Classroom
  • 68. Teach 42 tech classes in English and Spanish              Know Your Computer, Introduction To Your Laptop, Keyboard Mouse Skills Windows Basics, Windows Basics 2 , Windows Basics 3, Clean Up Your Computer Your Library Web Page, Setting Up an Email Account, G-mail Setting Up A Yahoo Email Account, Facebook Basics, Facebook for Your Business Twitter Basics, Blogging Basics, Yahoo Messenger, Smartphone App’s QR Codes for Business, Everything Google, Google's Documents Spotlight Online Bookmarking and Note Keeping, Job and Career Accelerator, Search Engines How to Search the Internet, Using Reference Sources, Nebraska Access Internet Privacy, Microsoft Word 1, Microsoft Word 2, Microsoft Word 3 Microsoft Excel 1, Microsoft Excel 2 , Microsoft Excel 3 How to Create a Newsletter, Microsoft Publisher 1, Microsoft Publisher 2 Microsoft Publisher 3,, E-book Readers , Learn Your Library Web Page Tech Thursday, PowerPoint 1 , PowerPoint 2
  • 69. What does the future hold?       Cooking classes Film classes Genealogy classes Community Health workers Social Worker Adult, teens and young children’s computer areas
  • 70. Dan Nieman, Odessa Meyer, David Mixdorf

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