ALA President Unveils Declaration for the Right to Libraries
Macey Morales | August 01, 2013
American Library Association President Barbara Stripling unveiled the “Declaration for the Right to Libraries” during a signing ceremony at Nashville Public Library. The Declaration is the cornerstone document of Stripling’s presidential initiative, Libraries Change Lives.
Library Celebrates Tenth Anniversary of Student Film Festival
Angela Hanshaw | July 30, 2013
Launched by Youth Services librarian Susan Conlon at Princeton (N.J.) Public Library in 2003, the Princeton Student Film and Video Festival was developed to “to encourage and support the work of youth filmmakers in a range of genres and styles.”
Attract Teens to Your Library with Minecraft
Angela Hanshaw | July 25, 2013
I stumbled across a mention of a library hosting its own Minecraft server and offering regular teen programming, and thought, “What a great idea!” Turns out a lot of libraries have had that thought, too, and Minecraft has become a popular way of getting teens into libraries.
Academic Engagement: Time—It’s on My Side
Jamie Vander Broek | July 23, 2013
I’m among friends, so I’ll confess: there is nothing like stepping back from the activity of a program and watching what you planned months ago taking place, moving along with its own organic rhythm and pace. The combination of connecting with a group of people with the temporality of events still gets me, eight years in.
New NASA Space Science Program Training Opportunity!
Keliann LaConte | July 18, 2013
We would like to extend a special invitation for you to participate in a FREE NASA Space Science training, “It’s A New Moon” and the LADEE Mission Launch on September 5–6, 2013 (weather permitting), located near NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops, Virginia!
New for July at EDSITEment
Angela Hanshaw | July 16, 2013
This month, EDSITEment looks at Carl Sandburg’s poem “Chicago”; the National History Day program; the unsung heroines in the fight for women’ equality; the 2012 National Humanities Medal winners; and a valuable resource on the Grand Canyon.
North Region Libraries Show Patrons How-To
Emily Spunaugle | July 11, 2013
You’ve probably witnessed it, even if you’re not familiar with the acronym. The endurance of the Do-It-Yourself movement, or DIY, would seem to indicate some disenchantment with consumer society or a need for us ultra-moderns to return to a more intimate connection to the “simple life”—the proliferation of home improvement and interior decorating shows can attest easily enough to that.
Library-Led Community Engagement and Innovation
Judy Hoffman | July 04, 2013
NEH and the grants they provide play a large role in the continued success and excellence of many libraries across the country. Four NEH representatives came to the 2013 ALA Annual conference to update attendees on new programming and grant opportunities for libraries.