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. I was delighted to discover, however, that you are still finding the wealth of information we offer on the site even if it hasn’t been highlighted on the home page in quite a while. Three of the features, and four of the blog posts, were from 2009 or 2010.
I wasn’t surprised by the topics represented in the top ten lists, however. In this economy, it seems obvious that librarians would be searching for ways to advocate for their libraries, develop programs on a budget, and receive free programming kits. And, of course, until the Twilight frenzy finally wears off, vampires will be a hot topic.
Without further ado, here are our most-read feature articles for 2011:
- Boost Survey Results with Carefully Crafted Questions
- Collaboration @ Your School Library
- Copyright Tips for Programming Librarians: Public Performance Rights
- Copyright Tips for Programming Librarians: Storytimes
- Film Programming That’s Off the Wall
- Get in the Loop!: How Library Students Can Use Programming Librarian
- Getting the Word Out: A Crash Course in Program Marketing
- The Language of Collaboration: Connecting Zoos, Libraries, and Poetry for Environmental Awareness
- Making the Case for Library Programming
- Programming on a (Long, Colorful) Shoestring
And our top ten most-read blog posts:
- Apply Now for a Free Moon Viewing Kit
- Are the Programs Your Library Offers the Programs Your Community Wants?
- Create Your Own Space Exhibitions (with Help from NASA)
- Going for the Jugular: Programming and Vampires
- Launch Your Library into Space Science!
- New for December  at EDSITEment
- Q&A with Beth Prindle, Curator of John Adams Unbound
- Share Your National Library Week Programming Ideas
- Sneak Preview of Not In Our Town Documentary at ALA Annual
- Teen Read Week Photo Contest Launched
Thank you to all of you who continue to visit our site. Have a wonderful new year full of interesting, innovative, and well-attended programs!
Angela Hanshaw is Program Officer/Web Editor for the ALA Public Programs Office.