Public Programs Office

Technology program models for young audiences presented in two ProgrammingLibrarian.org webinars

CHICAGO – The American Library Association Public Programs Office and ProgrammingLibrarian.organnounced two upcoming webinars that will present innovative, effective ways to engage young audiences with technology programs. These webinars are suitable for librarians from public  and school libraries interested in learning about successful strategies for connecting young library users with digital resources.         

Learn to deliver effective, engaging arts education programs for older adults at ALA Annual 2013 Preconference Workshop

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with Lifetime Arts, Inc., will present a day-long preconference workshop based on the Creative Aging Libraries Project during the ALA 2013 Annual Conference in Chicago.

2013 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named

SEATTLE — The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Schneider Family Book Awards, which honor an author or illustrator for the artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. The award was announced today during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Jan.25 - 29.

ALA invites applications for 'StoryCorps @ your library'

Participating libraries to receive $2,500 programming stipend, StoryCorps equipment, training

Young voters @ your library

CHICAGO — The library has long been referred to as the cornerstone of democracy, providing free and equal access to information for all people.

Adults across the country know that their library is a go-to resource when it comes to being a well-informed participant in the electoral process.  Its resources range from hosting local debates and discussions to acting as polling places and helping patrons register to vote.

Explore Chicago architectural landmark at Annual Conference and support Cultural Communities Fund

CHICAGO — Attendees of the 2013 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago will have the opportunity to spend an evening exploring an original Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house, while supporting the ALA Cultural Communities Fund (CCF).  Tickets will be available for a remarkable evening at Chicago's renowned Robie House on the University of Chicago campus at 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. on Monday, July 1.

ALA, StoryCorps receive IMLS grant to develop library outreach program

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with StoryCorps, announced today that it received a National Leadership Grant of $249,867, with a matching amount of $109,169, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The funds will support the implementation of a national initiative to bring StoryCorps’ interview methods and recording equipment to libraries as a springboard for programming and collaboration.

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