CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) and Dollar General Literacy Foundation invite public libraries to apply for grants to expand services for adult English language learners or adults in need of basic education and workforce development.
As Americans are flooded with a constant stream of fabricated news stories, hoaxes, rumors and native advertising, it is becoming more difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. Libraries can help by offering programs and services that empower their patrons to identify misinformation and become active contributors to the news cycle.
The American Library Association (ALA), in partnership with Citizen Film and the National Writing Project, invites public libraries to apply for programming grants to host community conversations centered around American Creed, a PBS documentary that invites audiences to consider what America’s ideals and identity ought to be.
CHICAGO — Library professionals are invited to apply for the American Library Association’s Great Stories Club series on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT). This thematic reading and discussion program series will engage underserved teens through literature-based library outreach programs and racial healing work.
The American Library Association (ALA) invites library professionals and their patrons to a free virtual event with Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, co-author and illustrator of the acclaimed graphic novel series March. During the event, Aydin and Powell will speak with attendees about the Civil Rights Movement and their experience telling Congressman John Lewis’s story in March.
The virtual event is supported by an ArtWorks Literature grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and will be held at 1:30 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has announced 100 libraries nationwide selected to take part in the Great Stories Club, a national grant program that supports reading and discussion programs for underserved teens.
The grantees represent 77 public libraries, 14 school/K-12 libraries, three college/university libraries, two community college libraries, three prison libraries, and one tribal library. They come from 35 states, the District of Columbia, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
CHICAGO — Danville (Arkansas) Public Schools has been named the winner of the 2018 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming, an annual award from the American Library Association (ALA) that recognizes outstanding library programming in schools serving K-8 students.
The winning program, Tales of the Crypt: Danville’s Living History, used a historic local cemetery as a basis for a multidisciplinary student project about historical persons and the history of the town of Danville.
CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) and The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation announce a three-day training opportunity to help libraries strengthen their role as agents of positive change in their communities.
The Public Innovators Lab for Libraries will be held Oct. 9 to 11, 2018, in St. Louis, Missouri. Librarians, community partners and stakeholders in libraries of all types — public, academic, school and special libraries — are invited to attend.