Grant and Programming Opportunities from NEH
Nicole Helregel | July 03, 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.
Taking the Humanities Online
Jayna Ramsey | July 03, 2013
Humanities are not dead. That is the message of the Library as Incubator project as well as the other presenters at “Humanities In the Digital Era: Mashing up Public Programs with MOOCS, Media, and More.”
Creative Programming for Older Adults
Jayna Ramsey | July 02, 2013
As libraries are increasingly becoming centers of their communities, we must keep in mind that all ages of patrons deserve great programming. Currently close to 14 percent of the United States population is over the age of sixty-five, with that number expected to rise to 20 percent by 2030.
STEM programming with NASA!
Nicole Helregel | July 01, 2013
Space is always a hot topic with children; astronomy is a fun, accessible way to connect children’s natural curiosity about our world and universe to STEM education. In an ALA 2013 program, “Creating Out-of-This-World Children’s Programs with NASA Materials.”
Bilingual Storytimes and Early Childhood Literacy
Nicole Helregel | June 30, 2013
Today, more libraries are serving increasingly large populations of Hispanic Americans across this country. In her ALA program, “Bilingual & Culturally Inclusive Storytime Programs,” Katie Scherrer outlined some steps for librarians who are seeking to create bilingual storytime programming and/or to enhance their English-language storytimes.
Engaging Teens with Learning Labs
Nicole Helregel | June 29, 2013
Makerspaces have been all the rage this past year, as libraries turn the focus on user creation and innovation. At today’s ALA session, “Learning Labs Ignited,” Amy Eshleman of the Urban Libraries Council introduced Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums.
NEH at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference
Angela Hanshaw | June 20, 2013
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) would like to invite you to two special events at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference. First up, on Saturday, June 29, from 10:30 a.m. through noon, is “Now Showing @ ALA: Sneak Peek of Free For All: Inside the Public Library.”
Are you surprised by the latest revelations of government surveillance programs? Are you interested in the government’s need to improve the balance between individual privacy rights and terrorism prevention?
New for June at EDSITEment
Angela Hanshaw | June 18, 2013
This month, EDSITEment offers standards-ready text resources; examines General George Patton’s “Speech to the Third Army”; discovers Pearl Buck’s America; rounds up Fourth of July resources; looks at the Battle of Gettysburg; and discusses Walt Whitman and the Civil War.