Bring the Universe to Your Library with NASA
Jennifer Dominiak | June 30, 2010
Are you interested in expanding your library’s science programming? Would you like to receive materials and support for your programming efforts? And best of all, would you like access to this information for free?
Programs That Pack the Place
Kim Mears | June 30, 2010
If you’ve ever wondered how to fill your library’s rooms during programs, there was no better place to be than the 2010 ALA Annual Conference for “Programs That Pack the Place: A How-to for Libraries of All Shapes and Sizes.”
Use Louisa May Alcott TV Special for Library Programs
Kim Mears | June 28, 2010
Most people recognize the name Louisa May Alcott, and many even know that she penned Little Women and other children’s books, but it’s what most people do not know that is the most interesting.
Poetry As a Community Builder
Rini Hughes | June 28, 2010
If the three panelists from this morning’s session can’t turn you on to poetry, you might want to get your hearing checked. Kwame Alexander opened the discussion by reading from his own poetry. His dynamic delivery engaged the listener from the moment he opened his mouth, living evidence of the power of poetry.
2010 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award Announced
Angela Thullen | June 23, 2010
The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office (PPO) announced that the Jefferson Elementary School Library in Elmhurst, Ill., is the winner of the 2010 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming. The award will be presented at 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 27, during the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
Go Big or Go Home
Angela Hanshaw | June 17, 2010
Life-sized board games! For those of you who already have gaming at your library, here's a way to take it to a whole new level. Not offering gaming? Why not start big? Here are a few innovative programs I found online...
New for June at EDSITEment
Shelley NiTuama | June 15, 2010
As you can see from our home page, EDSITEment has a number of cool offerings to engage teachers and students as school wraps up and summer weather beckons...
Are you a Programming Librarian?
Angela Hanshaw | June 10, 2010
Interested in creating and coordinating programs for your community fueled by creativity, connections, and shoe-string budgets? Attend “Are you a Programming Librarian?” at the ALA Annual Conference on Sunday, June 27, 1:30–3:30 p.m., at the Washington Convention Center, Room 209 A/B, to hear from librarians like you.
Poetic Opportunities @ 2010 ALA Annual Conference
Angela Thullen | June 08, 2010
Attendees at the 2010 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, to be held June 24–29 in Washington, D.C., who are looking to include poetry in their upcoming library programs have the chance to discover several relevant events. These events range from opportunities to meet the poets, to live readings, to a discussion of poetry and library programming related topics...
Featured Library: San Francisco Public Library
Angela Hanshaw | June 01, 2010
June is Gay and Lesbian Pride Month, and this year it is also the fortieth anniversary of San Francisco's Pride Celebration and Parade. To commemorate this historic event, San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) is hosting a number of programs and films under the theme "40 and Fabulous."