Taking Time to Look Back: Reflective Practice in Librarianship

Jan Connell

Abstract


What makes a children’s library program successful? What measures indicate success? Is attendance evidence of success? Is making a difference in the lives of program participants and facilitators evidence of success?

We often use numbers to measure success, but what does “success” really look like? I asked these questions after facilitating a new program called Accidental Art: For Children of All Abilities at the Library. Reflection on the experience led to an integration of theory in practice, and programming hasn’t been the same since.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5860/cal.14n3.23

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