Public Programs Office (PPO)

Nomination period for the 2012 I Love My Librarian Award open through September 12

CHICAGO — Library users can now nominate a librarian for the 2012 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.  The nomination form is available on, the American Library Association’s (ALA) public awareness website.  

The award invites library users to recognize the accomplishments of librarians in public, school, college, community college and university libraries for their efforts to improve the lives of people in their community.  

ALA, Tribeca Film Institute announce 50 sites to host 'America’s Music'

$125,000 in total funding for selected libraries to host film viewing and discussion series

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) announced that the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will provide funding of $125,000 through award grants of $2,500 to 49 libraries and one non-profit organization to host America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway, a six-week series of public programs featuring documentary film screenings and

ALA president responds to post that library and information science is among the worst master’s degrees

CHICAGO — American Library Association President Maureen Sullivan has issued this statement in response to a recent post about the value of a library and information science master’s degree: accepting submissions for 2013 editorial calendar

CHICAGO —, a resource website of the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, invites programming librarians from public, academic, school and special libraries of all sizes to submit proposals for articles and webinars to be included in the 2013 editorial calendar. Proposals will be reviewed on an ongoing basis through Sept. 14. For more information, or to submit a proposal, visit

NEH, ALA accepting applications for 'Muslim Journeys,' a Bridging Cultures Bookshelf

Libraries will receive books, films to support programs exploring Islamic culture

CHICAGO — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), in collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, is accepting applications through September 25, 2012 for “Muslim Journeys,” a Bridging Cultures Bookshelf program. The program aims to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world 

ALA announces eight public libraries to host 'Discover Tech' interactive traveling exhibition

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute, the Lunar and Planetary Institute and the National Girls Collaborative Project, announced that that eight public libraries will host a new interactive traveling exhibition called Discover Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference.

ALA Public Programs Office presents new ideas for library programming at Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office will present a diverse offering of programs at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, open to all attendees who are interested in learning how to make their library a community center for lifelong learning and civic engagement through arts and humanities programs. announces picks for 2012 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO —, a resource website of the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, announced its online guide to recommended programs and events to be held at the ALA Annual Conference June 21-26, 2012 in Anaheim, Calif.

Twenty-one acclaimed poets and authors LIVE! at ALA Annual Conference

Sunday features full line-up of best-selling YA fiction authors

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office will present 21 critically-acclaimed and best-selling authors and poets on the LIVE! @ your library Reading Stage from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 and from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Monday, June 25 in the exhibits hall at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim.