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).