Programming and Academic Libraries

Programming is commonly done in public libraries.  It is part of their mission in serving the public.  Academic libraries (with a very different mission of supporting their campus, faculty and students) don’t often run programs for the public.  Many may run some events for the campus, but only a few promote these programs to the public.  This is changing though.  More academic libraries are trying to support campus efforts to maintain positive relationships with their surrounding communities.  I have had the opportunity, in my previous and current jobs, to organize and run programs designed to do just this.  Bellow is information about the events I have run and the research that has come out of it.




UMass Lowell
  • Viewing and Discussion Series 2016: ALA’s Latino Americans: 500 Years of History
  • Lowell History Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon series December 2014- March 2015
  • Reading and Discussion Series 2015: Lowell History pt. 2
  • Reading and Discussion Series 2014: Lowell History
  • Reading and Discussion Series 2013: Jack Kerouac
  • Reading and Discussion Series 2012: ALA’s Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War
Fitchburg State
  • Reading and Discussion Series 2008: ALA’s Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature

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