Teaching Students How to Unplug
Jaclyn Finneke | February 28, 2013
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) awarded Kristen Pelfrey, a teacher at Foothill Technology High School, Ventura, California, the 2013 MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens. The award provides $500 to the recipient and $500 to the recipient’s library and is sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust.
Cast Your Vote for Programming at ALA’s Annual Conference
Angel Hanshaw | February 26, 2013
Want to see more programming-related learning opportunities offered at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference? Here’s your chance to make your voice heard! The Public and Cultural Programs Advisory (PCPAC) Committee has submitted proposals for an Ignite Session and a Conversation Starter to be held in Chicago.
Summer Reading Program Website Launched
Jaclyn Finneke | February 21, 2013
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is launching the 2013 Teen Summer Reading Programs website. As the hub for summer reading and summer learning, the website offers a place to go to exchange information and ideas to help them implement programs for and with teens.
Celebrate Science and Women’s History Month
Bonnie Meinke | February 19, 2013
NASA science education partners are celebrating National Women’s History Month in March with the expanded NASA Science4Girls and Their Families initiative. The theme for this year’s National Women’s History Month is “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.”
Free PR Tools for Your Día Events
Macey Morales | February 14, 2013
On April 30, families, children and communities will celebrate our nation’s rich cultural tapestry during El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). Also known as Día, libraries across the country will host multicultural celebrations that include family programs, bilingual story hours, book giveaways, and other literacy events
Q&A with Chris Vallillo, Musician and Folklorist
Jennifer Dominiak | February 12, 2013
Join us for another behind-the-scenes look at traveling exhibitions at the ALA Public Programs Office. Today, in honor of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, we talk to musician and folklorist Chris Vallillo about “Abraham Lincoln in Song.”
New for February at EDSITEment
Angela Hanshaw | February 07, 2013
This month, EDSITEment celebrates African American history, looks back at Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, welcomes the Year of the Snake, visits Walden in winter, uncovers Shakespeare, and requests nominations for a new reading list.
Featured Library: Peters Township Public Library
Angela Hanshaw | February 05, 2013
This month we’re highlighting Peters Township (Pa.) Public Library for its National Security Challenges in 2013 and Beyond panel discussion. This U.S. Army War College Eisenhower Series College Program will be held on February 12 with panelists from the Army and Marines.