Let’s Talk About It: Picturing America
Angela Thullen | February 25, 2010
The ALA Public Programs Office announced five new reading and discussion themes based on the popular “Let’s Talk About It” model and inspired by the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Picturing America collection.
Programming Librarian Goes to Portland!
Angela Thullen | February 23, 2010
Programming Librarian is hitting the road and heading to Portland, where we’ll be attending the 2010 Public Library Association (PLA) National Conference. If you’re traveling to the conference, be sure to visit us in the ALA booth (#1035) to pick up some goodies and tell us what you think of the site.
Share How Your School Library Program Helps Your Community Thrive
Stephanie Book | February 18, 2010
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is hosting a video contest in conjunction with School Library Month for members and their students to share how their school library program helps their community thrive. School librarians are encouraged to submit videos to AASL that support the 2010 School Library Month theme “Communities thrive @ your library” and detail how the library helps their school community thrive.
Sources for Inspiration
Angela Hanshaw | February 16, 2010
Explore the rich variety of topics, images, and materials featured in Library and Archival Exhibitions. With more than 3,000 searchable links, you’re bound to find something that can serve as a source of inspiration when planning your programs.
Go for the Gold @ your library
Megan McFarlane | February 11, 2010
You don’t have to travel to Vancouver to participate in the 2010 Winter Olympics. There are several ways to enjoy the Olympics @ your library. Hosting your own Olympic Games @ your library can be a fun way to promote your library’s existing gaming program.
Programming Librarian Helps You Talk About It
Angela Hanshaw | February 09, 2010
You can now find an extensive library of “Let’s Talk About It” resources on Programming Librarian, including a complete book list, discussion themes and related materials, and a subject index.
New for February at EDSITEment
National Endowment for the Humanities | February 04, 2010
This month EDSITEment celebrates the Chinese New Year. February 14 ushers in the new year and the coming of spring. Engage students in “Lions, Dragons and Nian: Animals of the Chinese New Year” with a dragon parade. Dance with lions and hear firecrackers pop!
Featured Library: Drake Community Library
ALA Public Programs Office | February 02, 2010
It can often be difficult to create programming that accommodates more than one age group, but Drake Community Library in Grinnell, Iowa, has been successfully coordinating programs for children and adults alike.