ALA’s Programming Librarian Website Offers Numerous Resources

Aug 13, 2015

Programming Librarian logoFrom the American Library Association:

The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office has redesigned its website, a resource for library programming-related news, ideas and support for all types of libraries. Programming Librarian users may:

  • Learn from fellow libraries: Learn how libraries plan, budget for, market and execute programs in their libraries; read advice from the planners; and view photos, videos and planning materials from the event. This information is meant to be enjoyed, adapted and shared.
  • Share program ideas: Upload your own library program using the Share Your Program webform.
  • Browse Ideas: Search for content by library type, program budget or program topic.
  • Explore learning opportunities: Find out about upcoming and previously archived webinars and in-person training opportunities (most of them free).
  • Hear from new voices: Read posts by bloggers who represent public, academic, school and state libraries; hail from small towns and large urban centers; and program for a variety of ages and interests.
  • Learn about grant opportunities: Visit the About page for a list of current and upcoming grant opportunities from the ALA Public Programs Office.

Feedback, suggestions and questions may be sent to Sign up at to receive Programming Librarian’s biweekly e-newsletter. was first created in 2008 with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Continuing support for Programming Librarian is provided by the ALA Cultural Communities Fund.

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