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There is Joy for All: Tips for Joyous Library Programming

Let's bring joy back to the library — for patrons and staff.

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Recommended Sessions for a Bright ALA Annual Conference in San Diego

Getting ready for ALA Annual Conference 2024? Check out these recommended sessions for programming librarians.

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Centering Community-led Programs at a Special Library: The Gerber/Hart LGBTQ+ Library & Archives

The Gerber/Hart Library and Archives collects and preserves LGBTQ+ history and culture in the Midwest and invites community members to actively engage in program and exhibit planning.

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Libraries and Voter Registration

From voter registration events to programs related to voting, libraries are an important part of the civic education process.

The Gerber/Hart LGBTQ+ Library & Archives

The Gerber/Hart Library and Archives collects and preserves LGBTQ+ history and culture in the Midwest and invites community members to actively engage in program and exhibit planning.

Libraries and Voter Registration

From voter registration events to programs related to voting, libraries are an important part of the civic education process.

Digital Literacy for All Ages

Digital technology has become the driving force for many aspects of life. Here are some tools and resources to help empower learners of all ages through digital literacy.

Enhancing Library Accessibility for Older Adults

Though age is not a disability, many older adults experience barriers that directly impact their interactions with their environment. Senior patrons share what they're looking for in library accessibility upgrades.

Children's Earth Day Books and Programs

A lot of children’s nature literature, though well-meaning, pushes a narrative of “it’s up to you to save the world!” The librarians behind the Blueberry Award share ideas for excellent Earth Day programs and book suggestions that inspire a love for nature in young people without inciting climate anxiety or fear.

Sorry, We Are Out of Eclipse Glasses

Was your library's phone ringing off the hook on the day of the solar eclipse? Did you run out of eclipse glasses quicker than anticipated? Libraries share their solar eclipse day successes and stresses.

Incorporate Media Literacy Teaching in Everyday Library Interactions

One of the best places to teach media literacy is at the point of need, where the users are. Most library interactions occur during the delivery of services, such as reference interviews, technology classes and interactions at the circulation desk. Consider these five ways to incorporate small lessons about media literacy into your regular services.

What Neurodivergent Patrons Want from Small and Rural Libraries

Many libraries have found that to make their libraries truly accessible spaces, they need to consider the specific concerns of neurodivergent patrons. What are the accessibility priorities of these individuals, and how can libraries address them?