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.

Great Marketing Ideas from the 2013 John Cotton Dana Award Winners

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. This award has been given continuously since 1946 and is sponsored by EBSCO, the H.W.Wilson Foundation and the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). It is considered to be the most prestigious of all library awards in the field of public relations and marketing.

2012 ALA Annual Conference Roundup

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth a million. Check out these interviews that took place during the 2012 ALA Annual Conference.

Fresh off of reading at the Live! @ Your Library stage, poet Javier Huerta spoke with the ALA Public Programs Office’s Mary Davis Fournier about how libraries influenced him as a child, during his time on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, and as a student at the University of Houston.

Use These Award-winning Books in Your Programs

The American Library Association (ALA) is proud to announce the first recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, funded through a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Anne Enright’s The Forgotten Waltz received the medal for fiction, and Robert K. Massie’s Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman received the nonfiction prize. The medals recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published the previous year in the United States.


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