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The following resources are intended to help in the planning and promotion of library programs for adult patrons.


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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 Programming Resources

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

From IMLS' Information Literacy Taskforce, disseminates successful practices, tools, and programs related to financial, health, digital, and other information literacy subject areas with a focus on resources and programs delivered locally throughout the country.

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.

Courageous RI

A project from the Media Education Lab, Courageous RI offers community conversations and professional development to counter disinformation, enhance civic participation, and improve media literacy. 

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 for Media Literacy Education

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.

Digital Learn

Free asynchronous courses for learning computer and internet skills for the general public. As a project from the Public Library Association, there are also training materials for library staff to gain confidence in teaching the courses to the public. 


Udemy can help improve your career skills or further develop a personal interest with access to more than 4,000 continuously updated, on-demand video courses. Courses to help advance digital skills span from basic cloud services (like Google Drive) to Cybersecurity, Data Science, and IT Operations.


Tech Boomers is a free online tutorial website aimed at helping seniors and others learn to use popular websites and apps. 

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.

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.

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

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