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.
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.
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.
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.
As part of the the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Bridging Cultures initiative, “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” will encourage communities across the country to revisit the history of civil rights in the United States and to reflect on the ideals of freedom and equality that have helped bridge deep racial and cultural divides in American life.
Participants arrive for a Creative Aging drawing class at Wells Memorial Library in upstate New York.
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.
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.
Editor’s note: Want to find out more about the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf on Muslim Journeys? Watch interviews with Kambiz GhaneaBassiri, Associate Professor of Religion and Humanities at Reed College and Muslim Journeys scholar, and Daniel Tutt, Outreach Director at Unity Productions Foundation.
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