About Programming Librarian


What We Do

ProgrammingLibrarian.org provides the resources, connections and opportunities libraries need to fill their role as centers of cultural and civic life. It is a place for library professionals to share, learn and be inspired to present excellent programming for their communities. Through resources, ideas and professional development opportunities, we seek to help libraries fill their role as cultural and civic hubs in their communities. Subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter to stay connected to what we do.

Who We Are

ProgrammingLibrarian.org is run by the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, which empowers libraries to create vibrant hubs of learning, conversation, and connection in communities of all types.

What Is a Programming Librarian?

Though the job title can vary, a programming librarian is charged with any element of planning and presenting cultural and community programs on behalf of the library. Programming librarians can be found in public, academic, special and school libraries, from the largest urban communities to the smallest rural communities, and everywhere in between. Usually, programming librarian is one of many hats that a librarian wears, which makes up-to-date resources like this site even more important.