Angela Hanshaw | December 21, 2010
We’re in the midst of the holiday season, and I thought I’d pass along The Guardian’s gift of short stories read by leading authors. Many of my favorite authors are included here, both as writer and reader.
Angela Hanshaw | December 16, 2010
From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment—for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South.
Money Smart Week @ your library
Michael Dowling | December 14, 2010
ALA is pleased to announce a partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to make Money Smart Week @ your library a national initiative, April 2–9, 2011.
Angela Hanshaw | December 09, 2010
Some co-workers and I were talking about our favorite cookie recipes earlier this week, and discussed setting up a cookie swap for the holidays. It should come as no surprise to you, however, that libraries are way ahead of us.
I Love My Librarian Award Winners Announced
Megan McFarlane | December 07, 2010
Librarians in our nation’s 122,000 libraries make a difference in the lives of millions of Americans every day. Today, ten librarians are recognized for service to their communities, schools, and campuses as winners of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.
New for December at EDSITEment
Shelley NiTuama | December 02, 2010
This month, celebrate holiday traditions, go beyond C.S. Lewiss famous wardrobe, relive Pearl Harbor, learn more about George Washingtons Christmas boat ride across the Delaware, celebrate Emily Dickinsons birthday, and travel back in time to the City of Light in the first part of the last century.
Featured Library: Salt Lake City Public Library
Angela Hanshaw | November 30, 2010
The Salt Lake City Public Library recently hosted a box city developed by local fourth- through sixth-grade students. The library partnered with four local elementary schools and the American Institute of Architects’ Young Architects Forum to bring the city to life.
Angela Hanshaw | November 23, 2010
For those in the United States, anyway. For the rest of you, Happy Week Like Any Other! In the spirit of the season, I thought I’d list a few things I'm thankful for...
Celebrate Great Jewish Artists
Angela Thullen | November 18, 2010
The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced three new traveling exhibits focusing on Jewish artists who have contributed to the culture of America and the world through their lives and work.
Good Question: Requiring Registration
Angela Hanshaw | November 16, 2010
Library programming is not only about the big picture, it’s also about the small details. For example, Nann Blaine Hilyard, director of the Zion-Benton (Ill.) Public Library, recently asked the following good question on the Public Programs discussion list...
New for November at EDSITEment
Shelley NiTuama | November 11, 2010
This month, EDSITEment celebrates the Mexican Revolution Centennial and Native American History Month. It also offers Civil War lesson plans in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and, in time for Thanksgiving, a resource for Plymouth Colonial history and archeology.
The Great Debates Revisited at the Kansas City Public Library
Henry Fortunato | November 09, 2010
In honor of next week’s Veterans Day, I thought I’d highlight the Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center. Created in 2000, the project “collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.”