Library Snapshot Day is an initiative that provides library staff with a simple means to show the value of the library by capturing what happens in a single day in all types of libraries. Attendees will learn more about how ALA will be gathering statistics from around the country in order to compile a national “snapshot” for 2012. The webinar will focus on two snapshot days, Washington Library Snapshot Day and Snapshot Day: A Day in the Life of Ohio Libraries that occurred earlier this year.
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PR—expensive, a sellout, or just plain too hard? Toss the doubts and discover the underlying processes that will help you tell your community all about your favorite library. Unleash the fun by lifting the lid of a toolbox of ready to hand goodies. Take home a plan! Tune in to Lisa Charbonnet as she lifts the curtain on the Westbank Library’s branch building PR efforts—the 22 PR campaigns that raised a million dollars, brought in more than 1,100 new member families, almost a thousand family donors, and earned the ALA’s prestigious 2010 John Cotton Dana Award for public relations.
March capers in like a lamb this year, along with a number of resources from the EDSITEment program at National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit EDSITEment for insights into a number of important historical moments and figures that will be featured this month. Join in our national celebration of women’s contributions to American and world history, honor Poet laureate Robert Frost on his March birthday, and turn to Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address for guidance through our own turbulent times.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in San Jose, California, is a unique facility shared by the San Jose Public Library and San Jose State University (SJSU). In late 2008, San Jose Public Library was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to present a series of public programs on the Federal Writers’ Project, one of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal agencies. The grants were awarded to thirty libraries in the United States, and the programs were intended to complement the Soul of a People television documentary produced by Spark Media.
To make your grant application competitive:
• Applications that have been thoroughly prepared stand out to reviewers. Spend time writing the application, thinking of ideas for programs, and lining up support in the library and in the community, and you will see better results in both the application process and when developing and implementing the program.
According to a recent poll by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, saving money was the third most popular New Year’s resolution. Libraries are trying to make this goal easier to reach.
With the assistance of grants, the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country are helping library users pinch a few extra pennies this year.
King County in Washington State has a very diverse population, and the King County Library System (KCLS) has adapted and grown in ways that have made it a very accessible resource for all communities. Established in 1942, KCLS’ mission is to provide all community members with free, open, and equal access to ideas and information.