June 2011

The Language of Conservation: A Case Study in Library-Zoo Partnerships

Editor’s Note: In case you missed it, this week we’re featuring blog posts on ALA Annual Conference programs. This entry focuses “The Language of Conservation: A Case Study in Library-Zoo Partnerships,” where attendees learned about a groundbreaking collaboration that created poetry installations in zoos and related programming at libraries in five cities.

Science Programming 101: Presenting Excellent Science Programs in Your Library

Editor’s Note: In case you missed it, this week we’re featuring blog posts on ALA Annual Conference programs. This entry focuses “Science Programming 101: Presenting Excellent Science Programs in Your Library,” where attendees learned how to create exciting, hands-on science programs for children and young adults from representatives of the National Center for Interactive Learning/Space Science Institute and the Lunar and Planetary Institute.

Maximizing the Impact of Programming

Editor’s Note: In case you missed it, this week we’re featuring blog posts on ALA Annual Conference programs. This entry focuses “Maximizing the Impact of Programming,” where presenters offered real-life examples on how to get the most return on investment for your programming dollars.

ABC’s of Sustainable Partnerships: Affiliations Build Communities

Editor’s Note: In case you missed it, this week we’re featuring blog posts on ALA Annual Conference programs. This entry focuses “ABC’s of Sustainable Partnerships: Affiliations Build Communities,” where a variety of successful outreach models, including the award-winning PRIME TIME Family Reading Time program, were showcased.

Support Community, Civility, and Compassion at Your Library

The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and the Fetzer Institute announced their collaboration on Building Common Ground: Discussions of Community, Civility and Compassion, a multiformat discussion program for public audiences. By bringing adult audiences together in the library for programs and events that include reading, viewing, reflection, discussion, and civic engagement initiatives, this programming initiative will support public libraries as they strive to enhance the quality of life and learning in their communities.

Sneak Preview of Not In Our Town Documentary at ALA Annual

The one-hour PBS documentary special Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness profiles a town standing together to take action after anti-immigrant violence devastates their community and thrusts them into the international media spotlight. In conjunction with the September 21 broadcast of the film, all libraries are invited to use the film and accompanying resources for free public programs events in September and beyond. ALA Annual Conference attendees can enjoy a sneak preview: stop by Auditorium C on Monday, June 27, at 9 a.m.

New for June at EDSITEment

Summer is upon us! It’s a good time to catch up on your reading or do some traveling (even if it’s only a virtual roadtrip). This month, EDSITEment offers new and refreshed features and lessons as well as links to useful NEH-funded websites.

Help Develop a New Traveling Exhibition on Health

Health and nutrition are currently very hot topics—see Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign and the United States Department of Agriculture’s new My Plate eating guidelines, just as two examples. The American Library Association’s Public Programs Office is collaborating with the National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) on a series of exhibits on those topics that will tour libraries.

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