New for January at EDSITEment

Chinese dragon

This month, EDSITEment remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., explores President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, offers lessons for teaching civics through stories, celebrates the Chinese New Year, looks back at 1968, and takes a trip through the looking glass.

Thank You to Our Contributors!

The year is nearly over, but I couldn’t let it pass without taking the opportunity to thank all of the people who contributed such wonderful features to Programming Librarian in 2011:

New for December at EDSITEment

This month, EDSITEment looks at December celebrations, Emanuel Leutze’s depiction of George Washington’s December crossing of the Delaware, a collection of Civil War resources, and civil unrest in Newark, New Jersey, in the 1960s.

Featured Library: Hawaii State Public Library System

This month we are highlighting the Hawaii State Public Library System’s holiday programs. The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) is made up of fifty-one libraries located Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, and Oahu. This year, HSPLS is hosting a variety of holiday events that celebrate the local culture while toasting the season:

Schools, Video Games, and STEM

This fall has seen a number of big video game releases (Skyrim, I’m especially looking at you), so what better time for school and academic librarians to capitalize on that and get students involved in the National STEM Video Game Challenge, a “multi-year competition whose goal is to motivate interest in STEM [science, technology, engineering, and math] learning among America’s youth by tapping into students’ natural passion for playing and making video games.”

Plan Your El día de los niños/El día de los libros

To better serve the growing population of libraries offering events for El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), also known as día, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) released a new día website.

A Novel Idea @ your library

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). During the month librarians across the country and around the world will be reminding would-be writers of all the great resources they have to offer when it comes to writing their masterpiece. Here are just a few stories of how libraries are promoting this creative initiative.


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