Upcoming Session

The Candy Corn Question: Passive Programming That Pulls People In

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)

Register: https://tinyurl.com/carterette102622



Libraries that use passive programming appreciate it as an economical, time-efficient way to engage customers. It can also be an inclusive way to show people of all abilities and backgrounds that they belong in the library – and that the library belongs to them. We are living in a time of relearning, re-educating, and reassessing – the perfect time to invite our users to express themselves within our space. Passive programming pundits and authors of The Passive Programming Playbook: 101 Ways to Get Library Customers Off the Sidelines, Andria L. Amaral and Paula Willey, will talk about passive programming that reaches out. They’ll discuss the specific challenges of service to young people, and the delightful solutions each has come up with. You’ll learn how to shoehorn passive programs into the most crowded of library spaces – and even how to use passive programming outside the library to pull people in. Passive programming is an inclusive way to embrace every library user – join us for your booster shot of inspiration.

About the Presenters:

Paula Willey is the Senior Manager of Collection & Project Development at First Book, a literacy nonprofit based in Washington DC. Prior to that she racked up 15-plus years as a librarian and manager at Enoch Pratt Free Library and Baltimore County Public Library. She has written about children’s literature and family engagement for publications such as School Library Journal, the Baltimore Sun, Booklist, VOYA, and Baltimore’s Child and speaks on topics ranging from book illustration and media literacy to what it means when a kid is totally into truly creepy books. She is co-author with Andria Amaral of The Passive Programming Playbook: 101 Ways to Get Library Customers Off the Sidelines.

Andria L. Amaral has spent over 20 years planning and developing public library programs, collections, and services for students in grades 6-12. She has provided professional development workshops and moderated panels at library and education conferences including PLA and NCTE, has been a guest lecturer to MLIS students at the University of South Carolina and YA Literature students at the College of Charleston, and serves on the board of the YALLFest young adult literature festival. She lives in Charleston, SC with her husband and pack of rescue dogs.

Can’t make it to the live show? That’s okay. The session will be recorded and available on the Carterette Series Webinars site for later viewing.

To register for the online event

  1. Go to registration page: https://tinyurl.com/carterette102622
  2. Complete and submit the form.
  3. A URL for the event will be emailed to you immediately after registration.
  4. If asked for a password to attend the webinar use 0000.


Contact a member of the Carterette Series planning team with questions or suggestions: carteretteserieswebinars@georgialibraryassociation.org

About the Carterette Series Webinars

The Carterette Series Webinars (CSW) was named to honor one of our founding members, Pat Carterette.

In June of 2010, members of the Georgia Library Association and the Georgia Public Library Service launched this educational webinar series. The series highlights trends, innovation, and best practices in libraries. The free sessions are open to interested parties from all geographic (and astral) locations. Topics are chosen to be of interest to students and employees from all library types, and each session is approved for one Georgia continuing education (CE) contact hour.

Webinar Archives

With the permission of the presenters, Carterette Series Webinars are recorded and posted in our archives within two weeks of the live presentations. Continuing education (CE) credit is not provided for viewing the recording of a webinar.

Please visit our archived sessions page to find recordings of previous Carterette Series Webinars.

Contact the Planning Team

For assistance or more information, please email us at carteretteserieswebinars@georgialibraryassociation.org

Carterette Series Webinars Planning Team

  • Kimberly Boyd
  • Ashley Dupuy
  • Emily Williams