Congressman John Lewis — renowned civil rights leader and co-author of the acclaimed graphic novel series March — will make a special appearance with his award-winning March co-creators at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, in observation of the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
Public Programs Office
CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) and The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation have announced their fourth annual 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. 19 to 21, 2016, at the Loudermilk Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Librarians, community partners and stakeholders in libraries of all types — public, academic, school and specialty libraries — are encouraged to register.
CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office invites libraries to apply for the Great Stories Club, a reading and discussion program for at-risk teens featuring books under the theme “The Art of Change: Creation, Growth and Transformation.” The project is supported with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
CHICAGO — School libraries are invited to apply for a $5,000 award recognizing outstanding humanities programming in kindergarten through eighth grade, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced.
Nominations for the 2016 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming must be received by May 6, 2016. Applications, award guidelines and a list of previous winners are available at www.ala.org/jaffarian.
CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, on behalf of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), has announced the 104 libraries that will host Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, a traveling exhibition to U.S. libraries.
CHICAGO — Forty-two public libraries from across the country will host science- and technology-focused traveling exhibitions, bringing learning about the stars and planets, earth science and climate change and technology to audiences of all ages.
BOSTON — Library professionals are invited to a special in-depth learning session about community engagement, “Trust and Opportunity: Transforming Lives, Transforming Communities in Mid-Sized Urban Settings,” at the American Library Association (ALA) 2016 Midwinter Meeting in Boston.
The session will be held from 8:15 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 10, at the Boston Convention Center. Each session is $95 per attendee and requires Midwinter registration. Continuing education units (CEUs) are available.
CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation, invites applications for Thinking Money, a traveling exhibition to U.S. public libraries.
CHICAGO — Lifetime Arts, a national leader in arts education programming for older adults, and the American Library Association will offer a pre-conference workshop about the growing field of creative aging at ALA’s 2016 Midwinter Meeting in Boston.
CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) congratulates the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), one of the largest funders of humanities programming in the United States, on its 50th anniversary.
“As institutions that champion lifelong learning for all people, libraries benefit every day from NEH’s outstanding work,” said ALA President Sari Feldman. “ALA is extremely grateful to NEH for providing our communities with much-needed opportunities to connect, inspire curiosity, and learn about our shared histories.”