Voting Now Open for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten
Nichole Gilbert | August 23, 2012
Get teens more involved in your library (and your library’s programming) by encouraging them to vote in the Teens’ Top Ten. The contest encourages all teens (aged 12–18) to vote for their favorite books from the last year in an annual poll.
New Funding Opportunity, Film Title, Webinars, and Deadline for Muslim Journeys Bookshelf
Angela Thullen Baker | August 21, 2012
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), in collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, announced updates to the application process and grants available through the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys program. Available to public, academic, and community college libraries, the program aims to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith, and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.
“It Came From a Book!” TRW Art Contest
Erinn Batykefer | August 16, 2012
The Library as Incubator Project, in partnership with TLT: Teen Librarian’s Toolbox, The Real Fauxtographer, and EgmontUSA, is hosting an epic Teen Read Week art contest “It Came From a Book!” The contest runs through September 30.
New for August at EDSITEment
Angela Hanshaw | August 14, 2012
This month, EDSITEment goes back to school; celebrates the Statue of Liberty; marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation; discusses “Bartleby, the Scrivener” (even if you would prefer not to); and looks back at August 1968.
Santa Cruz Public Libraries Have Nothing at All to Do with Silence
Janis O’Driscoll | August 09, 2012
When TED Prize winner JR announced his wish to turn the world “Inside Out,” inviting people around the globe to share a photo portrait along with a statement about what they stand for, Santa Cruz (Calif.) Public Libraries stood up to participate.
In a Nutshell: A Collaborative Adventure in Library Programming
Mary Bear Shannon | August 07, 2012
It was January 2011, and I had only been working at the Haverford Township (Pa.) Free Library for three weeks. My director handed me an announcement of an opportunity titled “Traveling Exhibitions Exploring Jewish History and Culture.” She and I had just been discussing ways to expand our programming at the library, so I was game.