Annual Conference 2011

The Language of Conservation: A Case Study in Library-Zoo Partnerships

Editor’s Note: In case you missed it, this week we’re featuring blog posts on ALA Annual Conference programs. This entry focuses “The Language of Conservation: A Case Study in Library-Zoo Partnerships,” where attendees learned about a groundbreaking collaboration that created poetry installations in zoos and related programming at libraries in five cities.

Science Programming 101: Presenting Excellent Science Programs in Your Library

Editor’s Note: In case you missed it, this week we’re featuring blog posts on ALA Annual Conference programs. This entry focuses “Science Programming 101: Presenting Excellent Science Programs in Your Library,” where attendees learned how to create exciting, hands-on science programs for children and young adults from representatives of the National Center for Interactive Learning/Space Science Institute and the Lunar and Planetary Institute.

Maximizing the Impact of Programming

Editor’s Note: In case you missed it, this week we’re featuring blog posts on ALA Annual Conference programs. This entry focuses “Maximizing the Impact of Programming,” where presenters offered real-life examples on how to get the most return on investment for your programming dollars.

ABC’s of Sustainable Partnerships: Affiliations Build Communities

Editor’s Note: In case you missed it, this week we’re featuring blog posts on ALA Annual Conference programs. This entry focuses “ABC’s of Sustainable Partnerships: Affiliations Build Communities,” where a variety of successful outreach models, including the award-winning PRIME TIME Family Reading Time program, were showcased.

Support Community, Civility, and Compassion at Your Library

The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and the Fetzer Institute announced their collaboration on Building Common Ground: Discussions of Community, Civility and Compassion, a multiformat discussion program for public audiences. By bringing adult audiences together in the library for programs and events that include reading, viewing, reflection, discussion, and civic engagement initiatives, this programming initiative will support public libraries as they strive to enhance the quality of life and learning in their communities.

Sneak Preview of Not In Our Town Documentary at ALA Annual

The one-hour PBS documentary special Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness profiles a town standing together to take action after anti-immigrant violence devastates their community and thrusts them into the international media spotlight. In conjunction with the September 21 broadcast of the film, all libraries are invited to use the film and accompanying resources for free public programs events in September and beyond. ALA Annual Conference attendees can enjoy a sneak preview: stop by Auditorium C on Monday, June 27, at 9 a.m.

Meet with a Consultant for Free at the ALA Annual Conference

Editor’s note: If you’re attending the ALA Annual Conference, here’s a great way to get advice on marketing your programs as well as to discuss other library-related issues.

The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) and the Public Library Association (PLA) are teaming up to offer “Consultants Give Back” at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference—an opportunity for libraries to receive free, thirty-minute consultation sessions from professional library consultants.

Twenty-six Acclaimed Poets and Authors LIVE!

The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office will present twenty-six critically acclaimed and best-selling authors and poets on the LIVE! @ your library Reading Stage from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26, and from 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. on Monday, June 27, in the exhibits hall at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. Attendees are welcome to take a break from their busy conference schedules and listen to some of their favorite authors and poets read from and autograph their recent works.

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