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  1. FROM DREAM TO REALITY:One Ketchikan One Book Kathleen Wiechelman, Librarian UAS Ketchikan Campus Library

  2. Who we are UAS Ketchikan

  3. Let’s take on more work! The process:From the committee To selecting our book To just us

  4. Our goals Encourage people both on and off campus to read the same book and enjoy talking about it (i.e. strengthen literacy) Raise awareness in the community of our campus and our library

  5. The book The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music, by Steve Lopez

  6. The schedule • Opening kick-off • Three book discussions • Film showing followed by a discussion • Panel discussion • The finale party

  7. The kick-off

  8. The food drive that fit right in

  9. The displays

  10. Involvement of UAS-K classes • Face to face and distance delivered classes • English • Psychology • Sociology • Humanities • Content was streamed for one class, and students in another class were present at discussions by audio conference

  11. How did we publicize? Posters around town Electronic bulletin boards on campus Emails to faculty Talk radio and PSAs on radio Press releases Newspaper articles Word of mouth And more

  12. Getting the word out

  13. Our website http://www.ketch.alaska.edu/library/books/oneketchikanonebook.html

  14. Facebook http://www.ketch.alaska.edu/library

  15. The ever changing tri-fold

  16. Film showing and discussion

  17. Stats • Circulations over the semester (at both Campus Library and Ketchikan Public Library): • Books: 160 • Audio book: 20 • DVDs: 28 • Events: • Book discussions averaged 25 people, including distance students • Film showing and discussion: 25 people • Panel discussion: 33 people

  18. Costs • Books, film, soundtrack $325 • Food, paper products for 7 events 400 • Film license 230 • TOTAL $ 955

  19. Benefits Increased the profile and good will of the university in town Increased our circ statistics Melded our students, faculty, and the community into one semester long project Kathy and I had a fabulous time! People are looking forward to the next OKOB project

  20. What would we do next time? Wiki/blog/interactive tool Get more help! Spend money on newspaper ads Thank you!