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In November 2022, Programming Librarian shared an article about why programming library workers should get to know their state humanities council. With these ideas in mind, we’ll talk about why libraries are such an important community resource for cultural programming in their communities, an idea that ALA recently shared at the National Humanities Conference (NHC2022).
Lore of the Land was a speaker series made up of 12 sessions. Each session focused on the cultural, historical and musical events that formed the state of Nebraska.
Our speakers were brought to us through Humanities Nebraska. If you want to conduct a similar speaker series at your library, try reaching out to your state's humanities council.
Our library has a collection of American Girl Dolls and a multicultural collection with artifacts from all over the world. Both circulating collections are very popular.
We decided to create a program linking the artifacts to the historical American Girl dolls based on the characters’ causes, the beliefs they stood for, and what their corresponding books are about.
Let’s Talk About It is a reading and book discussion program model for libraries. Launched by ALA in 1982, the program model involves reading a common series of books selected by a nationally known scholar, and discussing them in the context of a larger, overarching theme.