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. The event will include break-out sessions on grant writing, marketing and publicity, and beginning programming for students and new librarians.
Heather Paulson, recent MLIS graduate and Children’s Library Assistant, New York Society Library, will speak about what she has learned as a programming librarian during her first year in a library and what they don’t teach you in MLIS classes about programming; she will also lead a break-out session for beginning programmers.
Henry Fortunato, Director of Public Affairs, Kansas City Public Library, will share his experiences as a veteran programmer as well as lead a break-out session on marketing and publicity.
Sonia Feigenbaum, Deputy Director, Division of Public Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities, will discuss NEH small grants opportunities with attendees.
Angela Hanshaw, Editor, ProgrammingLibrarian.org, will offer a brief introduction to the Programming Librarian website as well as a tour of new, soon-to-be-launched features that you won’t want to miss.
Lainie Castle, Project Director, ALA Public Programs Office, will lead a third break-out session on grant writing, including best practices and likely sources.
We look forward to seeing you in DC! This session should be a great opportunity for experienced programmers to recharge their batteries and exchange ideas, and for students and those new to programming to network and gain inspiration.
Angela Hanshaw is Program Officer/Web Editor for the ALA Public Programs Office.