Happy New Year!
Angela Hanshaw | December 20, 2012
I can’t believe it’s time for my last blog post for 2012 already! It’s been a great year, and I owe a great deal of thanks to my wonderful co-workers here at the ALA Public Programs Office and to you, our readers. And, of course, to our contributors.
Be Inspired by These Award-winning Librarians
Angela Hanshaw | December 18, 2012
The winners of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award have been announced. Librarians in public, school, university, and community college libraries were nominated by library patrons, who shared stories of how their librarians make a difference in their communities.
Public Libraries Help Boost Students’ News Literacy
Mark Gould | December 13, 2012
First-year projects completed in the News Know-how initiative that helped young people distinguish between fact and opinion in news accounts in print and online during the 2012 presidential election have been posted on the News Know-how website.
Free Space Science Professional Development Opportunities
Keliann LaConte | December 11, 2012
The Lunar and Planetary Institute invites public library staff who facilitate programs for children and tweens in select states to join us for FREE NASA-supported professional development trainings through our Explore program, which is designed to help you bring earth and space science to your communities through fun and engaging hands-on activities.
New for December at EDSITEment
Angela Hanshaw | December 06, 2012
This month, EDSITEment looks back at Pearl Harbor, celebrates holiday traditions from Mexico, takes a peek into the life of Emily Dickinson, and examines the creation of the Bill of Rights. Plus, find out more about PBS’s upcoming The Abolitionists and discover websites on 1968, the Bible, and Hawaii.
Featured Library: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
Brian Russell | December 04, 2012
The Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library, the main branch of the Montgomery (AL) City-County Public Library, is this month’s featured library for their program Daughters and Dads Saturday—D.A.D.S. The program is the brainchild of library patron and dad Ron Simmons, who came up with the idea from bringing his own daughter to the library.