Happy New Year!
Angela Hanshaw | December 18, 2009
You may think it’s a bit early for New Year’s greetings, but we here at Programming Librarian are looking forward to what the new year will bring to the Web site. I want to leave some surprises ...
Free We Shall Remain Webinar
WGBH | December 15, 2009
WGBH-Boston is hosting “Enhancing High School Instruction with We Shall Remain,” a free webinar for high school teachers and librarians, on December 17, 3–4 pm Central. The event will focus on the library event kit developed for the We Shall Remain PBS television series.
Host Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women
PBS | December 11, 2009
A new documentary film and biography, Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women, will help audiences explore Louisa May Alcott’s extraordinary life and times.
Two Good Questions
Angela Hanshaw | December 08, 2009
Today the ALA Public Programs Office received not one, but two good questions in its mailbox, both from public librarians, the first in North Dakota and the second in Texas.
New for December at EDSITEment
National Endowment for the Humanities | December 04, 2009
EDSITEment showcases a new lesson, “Boycotting the Baubles from Britain” in December. This lesson looks at the changes in British policies and the colonists’ resistance through the topics of tea, clothing, and other British goods.
Featured Library: Orland Park Public Library
ALA Public Programs Office | December 01, 2009
The Orland Park Public Library in Illinois is putting up-and-coming inventors to the test in conjunction with the “Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World” exhibit, which they will begin hosting on December 16, 2009. Children and adults were invited to submit an invention that will be displayed and judged for originality and utility on February 13.
Time to Apply for The Big Read
Institute of Museum and Library Services | November 20, 2009
The Institute of Museum and Library Services, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and in cooperation with Arts Midwest, announces the 2010 deadline for The Big Read, a program to revitalize the role of literature in American culture.
Add Some Romance to Your Library
ALA Public Library Association | November 18, 2009
Want to build your romance fiction collection or host romance fiction programming? Then the Romance Writers of America Library Grant is for you.
Get Legislators in Your Library!
ALA Washington Office | November 13, 2009
One of the best ways to get legislators to listen to (and, more important, support) you is to show them what your library does to benefit the community. Believe it or not, members of Congress still think of libraries as “those places with all the books.”
Angela Hanshaw | November 10, 2009
I recently came across the Library 101 project, which was developed to help librarians make it through and succeed during the social and technological change we are seeing today. In addition to providing tips, the site featured essays by librarians on what they see changing in libraries, and what we need to be doing to ensure we remain relevant as technology and society evolve. A few of these essays provide some food for thought for programmers, as well.
Featured Library: Dykes Library, University of Kansas Medical Center
Public Programs Office | November 06, 2009
On October 3, The University of Kansas Medical Center began hosting the “Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians” traveling exhibit at Dykes Library. Along with displaying the exhibit’s accounts of outstanding female contributions to medicine, Dykes Library has organized complementary events throughout the city.
New for November at EDSITEment
National Endowment for the Humanities | November 03, 2009
November is Native American Heritage Month, and EDSITEment is celebrating by featuring the recent five-part PBS series We Shall Remain, which was partially funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).