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Making Sense of the Civil War: Reading and Discussion Program Opportunities
In collaboration with ALA and 37 state humanities councils, NEH has supported development of a discussion program for libraries that probes the meanings of the American Civil War during its sesquicentennial. Following the popular “Let’s Talk About It” model, the program engages participants in discussion of related texts selected by Civil War historian Edward Ayers. Attend this session for instruction on hosting the series, including an overview of the discussion model and state-level funding opportunities.
Subjects: Public Programs, Civic Engagement, Adult Services, Funding
Write for it! Jump Start your Research Agenda and Join the Conversation
Are you interested in publishing? Are you interested in research beyond the “how we did it good” article? Come and hear a librarian with a successful publishing record address problems in conducting research in acquisitions and collection development, and a journal editor discuss bridging the disconnects between those who wish to be published and the publishing world. Both speakers will share their unique perspective and insights. Attendees are encouraged to participate in the Q&A session following the presentations.
Subjects: Scholarly Communication, Research and Statistics, Technical Services, Trends and Forecasting
Brittle Book Strategies for the 21st Century
The brittle program landscape has changed with the growing acceptance of digital surrogates as replacements for the printed book and the increasing scarcity of microfilming programs. Different options are available to Preservation Librarians managing brittle book programs today than were available ten years ago. This panel discussion will facilitate the discussion of best practices, workflow tools, and decision making criteria used by Preservation Librarians at academic institutions.
Subjects: Preservation, Technical Services, Special Collections, Guidelines and Standards
Science in the Stacks
A new library service model for children which provides hands on opportunities for science learning for children ages 3-12 in urban public libraries. Science in the stacks is centered around 36 Discovery Exhibits which provide experiential sience learning that is integrated with traditional library resources.
Subjects: Children’s Literature, Children’s Services, Public Programs, Partnerships, Public Services
Nuts & Bolts for Academic Friends Groups
Learn more about starting a Friends group in an academic setting and participate in an open discussion and idea sharing.
Subjects: Friends Groups
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