Latino Americans

Evaluation and Programming Templates


As a part of the final report, grantees will be expected to provide information on per-program attendance figures and submit relevant feedback gathered in connection to the grant. To assist with this process, ALA’s Public Programs Office has developed a set of sample evaluation forms designed to help grantees collect valuable feedback from program participants, scholars and community partners. Please feel free to customize these forms to best suit your needs.

Programming Templates and Guides

A How-To Guide for Film Viewing and Discussion

This simple guide was prepared by the ALA Public Programs Office to offer LA500 grantees how-to information on program planning, a sample program outline, a pre-event checklist, and tips for working with scholars.

Let's Talk About It: A Planner's Guide

The nationally known "Let's Talk About It" program model involves reading a common series of books selected by a project scholar, and discussing them in the context of a larger, overarching theme. This Planner's Guide (PDF) provides complete how-to programming information, including goal setting, scholar recruitment, promotion and marketing, budgeting, formatting, and evaluation.

One Book, One Community: Planning Your Community-Wide Read

ALA's One Book, One Community planning guide offers helpful information for those interested in planning a successful community-wide reading program.

StoryCorps @ your library: A Tool Kit for Success

This 30-page programming guide was developed by ALA and StoryCorps to assist libraries in planning and implementing their own oral history collection and programming series.

Creative Aging Toolkit for Public Libraries

"Creative Aging" is the practice of engaging older adults (55+) in participatory, professionally run arts programs with a focus on social engagement and skills mastery. This movement is about providing opportunity for meaningful creative expression through visual, literary and performing arts workshops.

A project of the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, Programming Librarian is the premier online resource for all things related to presenting cultural and community programs for all types and sizes of libraries.

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