TITLE

LOUISVILLE FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY RESPONDS TO THE CHANGING FACE OF ITS COMMUNITY

AUTHOR(S)
Steinmacher, Michael
PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
Kentucky Libraries;Fall2005, Vol. 69 Issue 4, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the efforts made by the Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL) in Louisville, Kentucky, to attract new patrons and better serve its traditional patron base. The LFPL has learned many valuable lessons in the last two years as it has sought to meet the goals. The work, formally titled Iroquois Reads, is an initiative designed to reach out to the Library's growing international population while simultaneously reconnecting with its traditional patron base. A second component of the LFPL plan involves programming. Rather than concentrate on one constituency, that is, the "international" or "traditional" patron base, Iroquois branch staff worked to develop programming without such labels attached. Developing computer classes for internationals has also been a great success for the Library. A crucial component to the success of the LFPL initiative has been its strong emphasis on outreach and community librarianship. Library staff works to portray the Iroquois branch as an anchor of its community.
ACCESSION #
19074979

 

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