[Libs-Or] Seeking advice toward starting an English conversation group
kmartinez at hermiston.or.us
Wed Jan 23 12:33:50 PST 2019
For those that respond, could you please share with all of us, we are also considering this type of program.
Thank you in advance!
Hermiston Public Library
235 E Gladys Ave.
Hermiston Oregon 97838
541 567 2882
From: Libs-Or <libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us> on behalf of Martin, Greg <gmartin at wilsonvillelibrary.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 12:06 PM
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Subject: [Libs-Or] Seeking advice toward starting an English conversation group
Hello Fellow Librarians,
Our library is nipping around the edges of providing an English conversation group, geared toward non-native English speakers of all backgrounds. We're soliciting advice from any library who presently has or had such a group, (especially those libraries outside large metropolitan areas). If this describes your library, would you take a few moments to let us know the answers to questions like:
Who runs your group? a (paid) professional, a volunteer, or no one?
How often does it meet, and how do you determine the best days and times for your community? Do dates and times change during the year? Did it take awhile to 'ramp up' your program?
What is the attendance, and does it vary? How do you keep track of participants? Would you say you have much structure in your program?
What do you wish you could do in addition to what you already do?
Thanks very much for any insights you can provide us!
Adult Services Librarian
Wilsonville Public Library
martin at wilsonvillelibrary.org<mailto:martin at wilsonvillelibrary.org>
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8200 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville, OR 97070
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