Academic Engagement: A Party For Your Mind New Student Open House
Amanda Peters | September 26, 2013
This was my eleventh year coordinating an open house for new students, and to be a bit braggy, I think every year it gets a bit bigger and better! I can say this because it’s not all me by a long shot—I have amazing colleagues who give their creativity, enthusiasm, and time to this event every year. At an institution this large, our biggest challenge in offering student programming is that it’s difficult to get the word out.
Bringing the Arts into the Library
Rob Christopher | September 24, 2013
For Bringing the Arts into the Library, published by ALA Editions, editor Carol Smallwood has combed the country to present examples of programs implemented by a variety of different types of libraries to enrich, educate, and entertain patrons through the arts.
Share Your Stories of Triumph (or Tragedy)
Angela Hanshaw | September 19, 2013
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.
Win $3,000 to Promote Your Library
Megan McFarlane | September 17, 2013
Libraries seeking to share their stories and raise public awareness are encouraged to apply 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
Brian Russell | September 12, 2013
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.
Featured Library: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library
Angela Hanshaw | September 10, 2013
This month, we’re highlighting the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, a collaboration of San Jose State University (SJSU) and the San Jose Public Library System. This fall, the library is celebrating its tenth year with a wide variety of programming.
New for September at EDSITEment
Angela Hanshaw | September 05, 2013
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
Jennifer Dominiak | September 03, 2013
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.