Reel to Real:“Films and discussion about topics that matter” South Central Library System Helping Libraries Serve the Public
Jean Anderson, SCLS Lynne Blinkenberg, WPT Shawn Brommer, SCLS Anne Wilder, WPT
Wisconsin Public Television • Statewide network • 1.3 million households • Outreach • Community events, screenings, discussions • Educational activities for children, parents, caregivers • Reel to Real
Community Forums • Annual series of screenings in partnership with Madison Urban League, Madison-area Urban Ministry, City of Madison, etc. • 2006: Wisconsin Humanities Council and the Wisconsin Book Festival
The Programs on Public Television • Rights • Future pipeline of films
Planning Your Reel to Real Event Watch the film Find community partners • Whyshould you care about partners? • Whoshould they be? • Whatroles should they play? • Whenshould they become involved? • Whereshould you look? • Howshould you find them?
Planning Your Reel to Real Event Choose the event format Location, location, location Plan the discussion Event signage and other details Audience handouts
Planning Your Reel to Real Event Invite Promote Evaluate
Facilitation Prepare Stay neutral & open Keep audience engaged Ground rules & safety
The future of Reel to Real Future trainings and opportunities
Q&A Major funding is provided by Alliant Energy. Additional funding is provided by St. Marys Hospital and a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.