Programming Librarian’s Top Ten Lists for 2011
Angela Hanshaw | December 22, 2011
Lists are an end-of-year staple, so it’s time Programming Librarian offered some of its own. I decided to compile the year’s top ten most-read feature articles and blog posts, fully expecting most (if not all) of them to be from 2011.
Thank You to Our Contributors!
Angela Hanshaw | December 20, 2011
The year is nearly over, but I couldn’t let it pass without taking the opportunity to thank all of the people who contributed such wonderful features and blog posts to Programming Librarian in 2011.
Lifelong Learning @ your library
Megan McFarlane | December 15, 2011
Libraries are synonymous with lifelong learning. In today’s tough economy, the spotlight shines on the services libraries offer to job seekers, but libraries remain a place of lifelong learning for all, including library staff.
New for December at EDSITEment
Angela Hanshaw | December 13, 2011
This month, EDSITEment looks at December celebrations, Emanuel Leutze’s depiction of George Washington’s December crossing of the Delaware, a collection of Civil War resources, and civil unrest in Newark, New Jersey, in the 1960s.
I Love My (Programming) Librarian
Angela Hanshaw | December 08, 2011
The winners of the 2011 I Love My Librarian Award have been announced, and I was pleased to see some of them were recognized specifically for the programming they brought to their communities.
Featured Library: Hawaii State Public Library System
Lauren Mueller | December 06, 2011
This month we are highlighting the Hawaii State Public Library System for its holiday programs. HSPLS is hosting a variety of holiday events that celebrate the local culture while toasting the season
Calling Rural Librarians
Scott Hairston | December 05, 2011
The San Jacinto (Tex.) College District, a NASA partner, is developing a grant proposal that would involve professional development for rural librarians to prepare them to present STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs in libraries.
Schools, Video Games, and STEM
Angela Hanshaw | December 01, 2011
This fall has seen a number of big video game releases (Skyrim, I’m especially looking at you), so what better time for school and academic librarians to capitalize on that and get students involved in the National STEM Video Game Challenge, a “multi-year competition whose goal is to motivate interest in STEM learning…”
Create a Glass Wall of Poetry
Amy Schlumpf Manion | November 29, 2011
So I was thinking of those magnetic poetry kits that people put on their refrigerators and filing cabinets, when I got the idea to create a much larger version of it for our library to celebrate National Poetry Month last April.
New for November at EDSITEment
Angela Hanshaw | November 24, 2011
This month, EDSITEment looks at the Civil War, with lessons on Winslow Homer’s painting The Veteran in a New Field and Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg. EDSITEment also celebrates Native American Heritage Month and Madeleine L’Engle’s birthday.
Attend a Free Workshop on Astronomy and Maya Culture
Nancy Alima Ali | November 22, 2011
“Calendar in the Sky” is a NASA-funded project led by the UC Berkeley Center for Science Education at the Space Sciences Laboratory to engage the American public in NASA science (space exploration, astronomy, planetary and Earth sciences, etc.) via the broad interest in Maya culture.
Want to Have an Award-Winning School Library?
Angela Hanshaw | November 17, 2011
The deadline for the Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming is fast approaching (December 15, to be exact), so I thought now would be a good time to highlight past award winners and share some application tips.