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New NASA Space Science Program Training Opportunity!

Discover how robotic explorers continue to advance our understanding of the Red Planet! The experience is free. Registration is limited to forty participants. Participants are responsible for travel, housing, meal costs, and all logistical arrangements. A stipend of up to $,1200 is available for thirty participants. Activities will take place at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida.

During the experience you will:

Bringing the Arts into the Library

We haven’t shared books here at Programming Librarian before, but given that the Public Programs Office has its own section, “Where to Find Programming Ideas and Resources for the Arts Online,” in this one, we couldn’t resist. And, of course, the book is on a great topic.

Share Your Stories of Triumph (or Tragedy)

We still have more than three months left in 2013, but here at Programming Librarian we’re already thinking about 2014. Specifically, we’re thinking that we want to hear your stories, whether in writing as a feature article, or “in person” through a webinar. We know you have tales to tell about events that went incredibly well (and how you made them happen), or programs that went so, so wrong (and what you learned for next time). Form a unique partnership, or come up with an out-of-this-world marketing plan? We want to hear about it.

Win $3,000 to Promote Your Library

Libraries seeking to share their stories and raise public awareness are encouraged to apply by November 8, 2013, for the 2014 Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant. The library that develops the best public awareness campaign using the National Library Week theme will be awarded $3,000 to promote its library and library services.

Year-long Public Innovation Training Opportunity

Continuing the collaboration between The Harwood Institute and the American Library Association on The Promise of Libraries Transforming Communities Initiative, a three-day Harwood Institute Public Innovators Lab designed especially for libraries kicks off a year of coaching and webinar support. The three-day immersion in the Harwood practice, October 28–30, 2013, at the District of Columbia Public Library Martin Luther King Jr.

New for September at EDSITEment

This month, EDSITEment celebrates Constitution Day, Civic Awareness Month, and National Hispanic Heritage Month as well as explores resources for National History Day projects and shares some of the best humanities sites on the web.

Apply for the Changing America Traveling Exhibition

The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and National Museum of American History (NMAH), invites applications from public, academic and special libraries, small museums, and historical societies for the traveling exhibition Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963.

New for August at EDSITEment

This month, EDSITEment goes back to school with lesson plans on just about every subject, looks at the American Dream through A Raisin in the Sun, celebrates Women’s Rights, and shares two useful websites on race and the role of the sun.

Fall 2013

We’ve culled our most popular lessons in history, literature, art, culture, and world languages to jump start your class. Find back-to-school lessons plans on the following topics:

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