Book to Action Webinar 4 – Planning for Evaluation and Case Study / Reflections

Book to Action Webinar #4: Planning for Evaluation and Case Study / Reflections – Wednesday, January 13, 2021 @ 2pm

Join us for an informal webinar on planning for evaluation and case studies / reflections for your Book to Action 2021 series. Whether you’re focusing on Equity, Sustainability or Health, you’ll benefit from attending this webinar and learning more about how to create an impactful and engaging series of programs for adults and intergenerational groups in your community. Come prepared to share! We cannot know exactly what the potential programing period (March 2021 – July 2021) will bring, so bring an open mind and flexible mindset to this training.

The recording of the webinar can be found at and embedded below.

Webinar Panelists

Jen Lemberger, Programming Librarian – Santa Barbara Central Library
Jen Lemberger is the Programming Librarian at the Santa Barbara Central Library. Jen finds herself in librarianship after previous careers in the nonprofit, health, and foundation fields. The amazing work that libraries are doing to connect their communities to resources and information, as well as increasing access, particularly related to societal and health issues, is what brought her into the library world. Well, back into the library world, she did work in an elementary school library after college and was an avid user as a child.

For Book to Action 2021, Santa Barbara Public Library has selected the Equity theme and the book The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom.

Stefanie Ulate, Adult Services Librarian – Monrovia Public Library
Stefanie Ulate is an Adult Services Librarian for the Monrovia Public Library where she is primarily responsible for Programming and Social Media/Marketing. She has worked in libraries since 2008 serving a wide variety of roles over the years–everything from Library Aide, Teen Librarian, Digital Services, to a brief stint doing storytimes. She has a passion for graphic novels, gaming, and technology instruction. This is her second year participating in Book to Action.

For Book to Action 2021, the Monrovia Public Library has selected the Sustainability theme and the book Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

Webinar Outline

  • 1:50 PM – Webinar Opens
  • 2:00 PM – Webinar Begins / Welcome
  • 2:05 PM – 2:15 PM – California Center for the Book Evaluation & Case Study Overview
  • 2:15 – 2:50 – Panelists share lessons learned and best practices
  • 2:50 PM – Webinar officially ends with time for optional open conversation and networking

Who Should Attend

Current Book to Action 2021 participating libraries (up to 5 team members per project) are invited to attend. All professional development events will be one hour Zoom webinars. Live webinars will be recorded and shared with participating libraries and the general library community after the events.


Registration is required and open to current Book to Action 2021 participating libraries only. Please use your work email to REGISTER HERE. Reminders with connection information will be sent out both one week and one day before the event.

Background Reading / Viewing

Before attending, please review the materials in the Book to Action 2021 Toolkit > Documents and Forms.

Webinar Survey

After the webinar, please complete the survey at Comments are optional. Survey closes February 3, 2021.