Resources

The following resources are intended to help in the planning and promotion of library programs for adult patrons. Additional curated resources are available in Digital Literacy, Adult Education, Workforce Development and Small Business Support.

General Programming Resources

Programming Library

Programming Librarian

The American Library Association's (ALA) Programming Librarian shares ideas for all types of programming in libraries. They also support a Programming Librarian Interest Group on Facebook.


WebJunction

WebJunction Programming Resources

WebJunction's Programming Topic Area offers aggregated news, webinars and resources for library programming.


Financial Literacy

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Library Resources page provides programming ideas, librarian training, outreach materials and online resources to help your community members' money decisions.


Financial Literacy Roundtable

Financial Literacy Roundtable

The Rhode Island Library Association's Financial Literacy Roundtable compiles local financial literacy resources and promotes and facilitates Money Smart Week annually in April.


Health Literacy

Health Literacy Toolkit

Health Literacy Toolkit

ALA's Libraries Transform and The National Network of Libraries of Medicine created a Health Literacy Toolkit for Health Literacy month, providing key messages, programming ideas and downloadable marketing materials, including bookmark templates and social media graphics covering a wide-range of health literacy topics including nutrition, aging and chronic illness.


NNLM New England Region

National Network of Libraries of Medicine: New England Region

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NER)connects librarians, health professionals and public health workers with health information across New England. Sign up for the NER Weekly Update to hear about funding opportunities, free classes and other news.


Information/Media Literacy

Media Education Lab

Media Education Lab

The Media Education Lab seeks to improve digital and media literacy education through scholarship and community services, providing teaching resources, workshops, webinars and other resources.


Information Literacy Roundtable

Information Literacy Roundtable

The Rhode Island Library Association's Information Literacy Roundtable promotes information literacy in RI libraries through programs, lesson swaps and shared resources.


National Association of Media Literacy

National Association of Media Literacy

The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), is a national organization dedicated to media literacy. NAMLE provides resource and lesson ideas, and sponsors Media Literacy Week annually in November.


Nicolette Baffoni
Adult Services Coordinator
401-574-9316