Ideas from Peers You Can Use in Your Book Discussion Groups
Angela Hanshaw | January 28, 2010
Recently, Nancy Opalko, a children’s librarian at a public library who has paired with a local alternative school for the Great Stories CLUB, asked the program’s electronic discussion list two good questions: “How can I promote more interest in the book and get a discussion going?” and “How do the rest of you handle disruptive behavior?”
Go Behind the Scenes of the Grant Application Process
ALA Public Programs Office | January 26, 2010
Want to see how other librarians fill out grant applications? Or get ideas you can use in your own programs? Then volunteer to serve as a peer reviewer for the We the People Bookshelf project.
Programming Topics at the PLA 2010 Virtual Conference
ALA Public Programs Office | January 21, 2010
PLA is offering a great way to participate in and enjoy conferences, even if you can’t be there in person. A virtual conference held during the upcoming PLA 2010 National Conference will inlcude live programming.
Picturing America Programming Grants for Public Libraries
ALA Public Programs Office | January 19, 2010
The ALA Public Programs Office has received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support humanities-based programs in public libraries that highlight the NEH’s Picturing America artwork collection. ALA and NEH will provide programming grants of $2,000 to 30 public libraries interested in hosting Picturing America programs for public audiences. We invite public libraries that have received a Picturing America collection from NEH to apply online, January 15 through March 31, 2010.
Going for the Jugular: Programming and Vampires
Jennifer Dominiak | January 15, 2010
Vampires are sweeping the pop culture landscape, but this trend is nothing new. According to faculty panelists at a recent Dominican University presentation, “Fangs A Lot: The Vampire in Myth, Movies, and Popular Culture,” the vampire myth has been around for ages and is prevalent in many cultures.
Attend “Picturing America in Our Nation’s Libraries”
THIRTEEN | January 12, 2010
You are invited to apply to participate in a very special opportunity that will enhance and expand the Picturing America resources in your library.
New for January at EDSITEment
National Endowment for the Humanities | January 08, 2010
This month, EDSITEment celebrates the moral vision of Martin Luther King and offers new lessons on the role of the NAACP in American history, politics, and culture.
Featured Library: Germantown Community Library
ALA Public Programs Office | January 05, 2010
The magic of Harry Potter has been brought to life at the Germantown Community Library in Tennessee. The library is hosting “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine” through January 15. The exhibition explores the Renaissance science, thinkers, and practices that influenced the development of modern Western science.