Check Out This Award-winning Writing Program for Students
Jennifer Habley | May 16, 2013
Panagiotis Stathopoulos’s project, “Found in Translation: Reading, Writing, Critical Thinking, and Metaphrasis,” is the 2013 recipient of the American Association of School Librarians” (AASL) Innovative Reading Grant.
Are You a Programming Librarian and an ALA Member? Let Your Voice Be Heard!
Lauren Bradley | May 14, 2013
Although the Public Programs Office is a wonderful resource, there is currently no formal space in the ALA structure for members to contribute to the world of library public programming. The members of the Public and Cultural Programming Advisory Committee want to establish a new ALA Member Interest Group.
Study Reinforces Importance of Children’s Programming
Macey Morales | May 09, 2013
A new study shows that the majority of parents highly value one resource for their children: libraries. Ninety-four percent say libraries are important for their children, according to new report by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.
Spring Has Sprung @ your library
Megan McFarlane | May 07, 2013
Whether spring means a thorough house cleaning, preparing a home garden or simply enjoying the season, librarians are planning programs that suit library users’ preferred springtime activities.
New for May at EDSITEment
Angela Hanshaw | May 02, 2013
This month, EDSITEment looks at a chapter from Michael Shaara’s The Killer Angels; celebrates Asian-Pacific Heritage Month and Jewish-American Heritage Month; considers Winslow Homer’s The Veteran in a New Field; rereads the Great Gatsby; previews two new PBS series; and shares two great humanities websites.
Featured Library: Ridgefield Library
Angela Hanshaw | April 30, 2013
This month, we’re highligting the Ridgefield (Conn.) Library for its long-running STEM program. Launched in 2005, the Donofrio Technology Series, Inspiring Kids in Science, aims to inspire young people to pursue science and engineering.
Academic Engagement: Hello from Amanda and Jamie
Amanda Peters and Jamie Vander Broek | April 25, 2013
Over the past few years, the University of Michigan Library in Ann Arbor has developed a couple of different models for offering programs to the UM community. We are interested in sharing our goals and ideas for our academic library programs with other librarians from all kinds of libraries, with the thought that there is some definite overlap and ways we can learn from the larger programming librarian community. We’ll contribute regular monthly posts here at Programming Librarian!
Great Marketing Ideas from the 2013 John Cotton Dana Award Winners
Fred Reuland | April 23, 2013
Eight libraries were selected for the 2013 John Cotton Dana Award, honoring outstanding library public relations and marketing with a $10,000 award and plaque.
Creative Aging at Briarcliff Manor Public Library
Melinda Greenblatt | April 18, 2013
Being a fairly new director of a small suburban public library, I was interested in applying for the Creative Aging grant as soon as I heard about it. I have been trying to find ways to increase attendance at our adult programs and make our library more visible to the community at large.
Events at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference
Angela Thullen Baker | April 16, 2013
I hope that many of you are planning to join us in Chicago for the 2013 ALA Annual Conference this summer. The ALA Public Programs Office is hosting several special events which may be of interest to you. Registration for either of these events is available as part of conference registration.
Creative Aging at Brooklyn Public Library
Xiaoyan Zhou | April 11, 2013
Situated in an area of Brooklyn, New York, with a high concentration of seniors, the Bay Ridge branch of the Brooklyn Public Library has made it a priority to provide meaningful programs and services to our older adults.
New for April at EDSITEment
Angela Hanshaw | April 09, 2013
This month, EDSITEment celebrates National Poetry Month by looking at Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and The Canterbury Tales; examines how LBJ dealt with the crisis in the Dominican Republic; explores Shakespeare; and remembers the Holocaust.