Top Ten Fears of a Programming Librarian
Jamie Lausch Vander Broek | November 14, 2013
While planning a program earlier this year, a familiar fear sat in residence in the back of my mind. What if this turns out to be totally lame? It’s something I find myself thinking often during the planning process, along with repeated worries about marketing and connecting with an audience.
New for November at EDSITEment
Angela Hanshaw | November 12, 2013
This month, EDSITEment celebrates Native American Heritage Month and the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address as well as shares new lessons on Galileo, Things Fall Apart, and Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Host an Anime CON at Your Library
Carrie Rogers-Whitehead | October 29, 2013
If you know teens, you know they are into anime. There are numerous ways to utilize the teen’s love of anime into library programming: host an anime club, participate in Free Comic Book Day, art contests, and more. But what if you want to go even bigger? How about putting on a library anime CON (convention)?
Clue Them In: Crossword and Word Search Puzzle Posters as Information Literacy Informal Learning Opportunities
Holly Flynn | October 24, 2013
How do you get students to learn about information literacy, have fun and work together, for little cost and even less staff involvement? Try making posters of word searches and crosswords with various library themes.
2013 Teens’ Top Ten titles Announced
Jaclyn Finneke | October 22, 2013
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has announced the official 2013 Teens’ Top Ten titles. Voting took place from August 15 through Teen Read Week, October 13–19, with more than 32,000 votes cast.
Successful STEM Programs!
Karen Peterson | October 17, 2013
Libraries are essential to STEM education efforts because of their strong connections to families and communities. They have long supported formal education efforts by providing literacy programs and other educational opportunities, and are considering new ways to engage their patrons in STEM learning experiences.
Día Family Book Club Mini-grants Available
Joanna Ison | October 15, 2013
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is now accepting applications for mini-grants intended to allow libraries to initiate Día Family Book Club programs. Mini-grants are part of ALSC’s Everyone Reads @ your library grant, generously funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
New for October at EDSITEment
Angela Hanshaw | October 10, 2013
This month, EDSITEment provides a Common Core examplar with In the Time of Butterflies; explores Galileo’s universe; discusses the how the New and Old Worlds collided in America; traces the growing crisis in the Union in Antebellum America; and takes a look at a Halloween classic.