American history

Top Ten Fears of a Programming Librarian

While planning a program earlier this year, a familiar fear sat in residence in the back of my mind. What if this turns out to be totally lame? It’s something I find myself thinking often during the planning process, along with repeated worries about marketing and connecting with an audience.

New for November at EDSITEment

This month, EDSITEment celebrates Native American Heritage Month and the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address as well as shares new lessons on Galileo, Things Fall Apart, and Their Eyes Were Watching God.

2013 Teens’ Top Ten titles Announced

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has announced the official 2013 Teens’ Top Ten titles.

Voting for the 2013 Teens’ Top Ten took place from August 15 through Teen Read Week, October 13–19, with more than 32,000 votes cast. This year, there were twenty-eight nominees that competed for the “top ten” list. The official 2013 Teens’ Top Ten titles can be found below and are also featured in a video announcement at the Teens’ Top Ten website.

New for October at EDSITEment

This month, EDSITEment provides a Common Core examplar with In the Time of Butterflies; explores Galileo’s universe; discusses the how the New and Old Worlds collided in America; traces the growing crisis in the Union in Antebellum America; and takes a look at a Halloween classic.

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.


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