Annual Conference 2013

North Region Libraries Show Patrons How-To

You’ve probably witnessed it, even if you’re not familiar with the acronym. The endurance of the Do-It-Yourself movement, or DIY, would seem to indicate some disenchantment with consumer society or a need for us ultra-moderns to return to a more intimate connection to the “simple life”—the proliferation of home improvement and interior decorating shows can attest easily enough to that. There seems to be something engaging about being a self-proclaimed jack-of-all-trades.

But maybe I’m overstating the case.

Library-Led Community Engagement and Innovation

To wrap up our 2013 ALA Annual Conference coverage, Judy Hoffman writes about two Conference programs: “The Promise of Libraries Transforming Communities: A Presidential Initiative Update” and “Community Engagement Conversation: Advancing Library-led Community Engagement,” both held on Saturday, June 29.

Grant and Programming Opportunities from NEH

Once again, we’re having student volunteers blog programs of interest from the ALA Annual Conference. This time, Nicole Helregel covers “What’s New at the NEH?” held on Sunday, June 30, at 10:30 a.m.

Taking the Humanities Online

Once again, we’re having student volunteers blog programs of interest from the ALA Annual Conference. This time, Jayna Ramsey covers “Humanities In the Digital Era: Mashing up Public Programs with MOOCS, Media, and More,” held on Saturday, June 29, at 1 pa.m.

Creative Programming for Older Adults

Once again, we’re having student volunteers blog programs of interest from the ALA Annual Conference. This time, Jayna Ramsey covers “Introducing the Creative Aging Toolkit for Public Libraries—An Online Resource,” held on Saturday, June 29, at 10:30 a.m.

STEM programming with NASA!

Once again, we’re having student volunteers blog programs of interest from the ALA Annual Conference. This time, Nicole Helregel covers “Creating Out-of-This-World Children’s Programs with NASA Materials,” held on Sunday, June 30, at 8:30 a.m.

Bilingual Storytimes and Early Childhood Literacy

Once again, we’re having student volunteers blog programs of interest from the ALA Annual Conference. This time, Nicole Helregel covers “Bilingual & Culturally Inclusive Storytime Programs,” held on Saturday, June 29, at 1 p.m.

Engaging Teens with Learning Labs

Once again, we’re having student volunteers blog programs of interest from the ALA Annual Conference. First up, Nicole Helregel covers “Learning Labs Ignited,” held on Saturday, June 29, at 8:30 a.m.

USA PATRIOT Act Revisited at the ALA Annual Conference

Editor’s Note: While this ALA Annual Conference event is not programming-related, I thought given the recent NSA leaks it might be of interest.

Are you surprised by the latest revelations of government surveillance programs? Are you interested in the government’s need to improve the balance between individual privacy rights and terrorism prevention?

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