Program Examples

PROGRAM EXAMPLE: Immigrant Voices, Nashville PL

Immigrant Voices is one of several oral history projects organized by the Special Collections Division of the Nashville (TN) Public Library. The Library has long been recognized as a leader in oral history through its national Civil Rights Oral History Project. Andrea Blackman, Special Collections Division Manager, believes that oral history is especially effective in engaging

PROGRAM EXAMPLE: The Year of the Bard, Free Library of Philadelphia

The Year of the Bard: Shakespeare at 450 was a year-long celebration organized by The Free Library of Philadelphia in 2014 that centered around the library’s extraordinary research collections on Shakespeare and his influence. The library described the Year of the Bard as “a year packed full of engaging, enlightening and entertaining programs and events designed to celebrate Shakespeare in all his classic and modern incarnations.”

PROGRAM EXAMPLE: Houston PL Exhibit Snapshot

The Houston Public Library’s Exhibit Snapshot (THPLES) is a new software tool that provides an interactive exhibition experience for viewers who cannot physically attend library exhibitions. Launched in 2012 with Faces, Spaces and Places, an exhibition based on glass plate negatives, THPLES helps expand access to Houston’s special collections and staff expertise while using its