Are you a Programming Librarian?

Interested in creating and coordinating programs for your community fueled by creativity, connections, and shoe-string budgets? Attend “Are you a Programming Librarian?” at the ALA Annual Conference on Sunday, June 27, 1:30–3:30 p.m., at the Washington Convention Center, Room 209 A/B, to hear from librarians like you. The event will include break-out sessions on grant writing, marketing and publicity, and beginning programming for students and new librarians.

Highlights include:

  • Heather Paulson, recent MLIS graduate and Children’s Library Assistant, New York Society Library, will speak about what she has learned as a programming librarian during her first year in a library and what they don’t teach you in MLIS classes about programming; she will also lead a break-out session for beginning programmers.

  • Henry Fortunato, Director of Public Affairs, Kansas City Public Library, will share his experiences as a veteran programmer as well as lead a break-out session on marketing and publicity.

  • Sonia Feigenbaum, Deputy Director, Division of Public Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities, will discuss NEH small grants opportunities with attendees.

  • Angela Hanshaw, Editor,, will offer a brief introduction to the Programming Librarian website as well as a tour of new, soon-to-be-launched features that you won’t want to miss.

  • Lainie Castle, Project Director, ALA Public Programs Office, will lead a third break-out session on grant writing, including best practices and likely sources.

We look forward to seeing you in DC! This session should be a great opportunity for experienced programmers to recharge their batteries and exchange ideas, and for students and those new to programming to network and gain inspiration.