Searching for Hidden Treasure
Angela Hanshaw | May 27, 2010
I admit to being a bit late to the geocaching party—I only found out about it a year ago, when I chanced upon some related iPhone apps—but I immediately saw how well it could lend itself to library programming. Turns out I’m not alone in thinking that; a quick Google search revealed libraries have been offering geocaching events for years.
LIVE! @ your library Reading Stage at Annual
Angela Thullen | May 25, 2010
If you’re attending Annual Conference, be sure to check out some of the poets and authors reading on the LIVE! @ your library Reading Stage, located at the end of the 2600 aisle in the exhibits hall. Every year, the Public Programs Office presents readings on the LIVE! Stage in keeping with their mission of promoting cultural programming as an integral part of library service.
ALA Annual Conference for Programming Librarians
Angela Thullen | May 20, 2010
For many of us here at ALA, the beginning of summer immediately brings about thoughts of ALA Annual Conference. What a fantastic opportunity this is every year to reconnect with our peers and hear about the challenges and triumphs we’ve faced since we met the previous. And it certainly has been a challenging year for many libraries!
Programming Librarian Recommends…
Angela Thullen | May 18, 2010
Programming Librarian is headed to DC for the ALA Annual Conference. If you’re planning to be there for the big event, be sure to stop by and visit us in booth #2659. We would love to hear all about the kind of programs and events you’re offering your community.
Taking a Shot at Photography
Angela Hanshaw | May 13, 2010
They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, so why not promote your programming with images? Photos of your events can be used to attract new people to your programs by showing them what they’re missing, or to raise funds by showing how important and well-attended programming is in your community.
Abraham Lincoln Gets a Second Life
Manju Prasad-Rao | May 11, 2010
The B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library at Long Island University’s (LIU) C.W. Post Campus transformed its “Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator and His Legacy” into a Second Life (SL) exhibition that provides an anchor and a platform to link with resources and learning activities. Many excellent resources have already been included, and more are to follow.
New for May at EDSITEment
Shelley NiTuama | May 06, 2010
This month, EDSITEment celebrates Asian-Pacific Heritage Month by highlighting the life of Manjiro Nakahama (also known as John Mung), the first immigrant of Japanese descent to the United States.
Choose Privacy Week Kicks Off with Awesome Video
Jonathan Kelley | May 04, 2010
This week is the inaugural Choose Privacy Week—a celebration of our right to privacy and an opportunity to inform the general public about the importance of this issue in our increasingly public world.