Typical Annual Setup Schedule
January - March // Program Planning and Training Kickoff
Librarians will participate in a planning webinar to plan their reading games and summer programs. We'll also have active discussions on the mailing list.
Librarians will schedule a one-on-one setup and training session with their BookPoints consultant. Follow-up sessions will be scheduled as needed.
March - April // Program Setup; Customization Training
The BookPoints team will work with each client library to set up their BookPoints website. We'll offer training webinars demonstrating how to set up programs and customize the sites, as well as 1-on-1 consultation appointments.
April - May // Program Testing; Staff Training
By May, each library should be ready to start using their respective BookPoints websites. Each library should conduct a small-scale runthrough of their reading programs, with different staff acting as kids, parents, staff, etc. In addition, libraries should conduct training for the rest of their staff through this period.
May - June // Program Launch
Most of our libraries' reading programs are anticipated to begin in late May or early June. BookPoints program staff will be available to provide support in the event of "go live" problems.
June - August // Program Continues
BookPoints program staff will be available to provide support throughout the summer.
September // Program Wrapup
As a group, we'll share our experiences, lessons learned, and begin initial planning for next year's program. BookPoints program staff will assist library staff in compiling statistics using the application's built-in reporting features.