Awards & Grants

We the People Bookshelf on "Courage"

About the We the People Bookshelf on "Courage"
As part of its  We the People program, NEH is collaborating with the American Library Association (ALA) to present the  We the People Bookshelf, a program that encourages young people to read classic books and explore themes in American history, culture, and ideas. School libraries (K–12) and public libraries are invited to apply for a full set of books that embody in one way or another the theme “Courage.”

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Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

About the Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
To encourage young adults to read for pleasure by presenting to them lists of popular or topical titles which are widely available in paperback and which represent a broad variety of accessible themes and genres.

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Literacy Award

About the Literacy Award
The ALTA Literacy Award is given annually to a library trustee or an individual who in a volunteer capacity has made a significant contribution to addressing the problem of illiteracy in the United States, particularly as it relates to the role of the public library.

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Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

About the Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults
An award for the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a November 1 – October 31 publishing year.

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Supporting Diversity Conference Stipend

About the Supporting Diversity Conference Stipend
This stipend allows two YALSA members with a diverse background to attend the American Library Association's Annual Conference.

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Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication for Continuing Education in Library and Information Science

About the Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication for Continuing Education in Library and Information Science
The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding achievement in communication in continuing education within the field of library and information technology.

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KLAS/National Organization on Disability Award

About the KLAS/National Organization on Disability Award
The award recognizes an innovative and well-organized project which successfully developed or expanded services for people with disabilities. The award can be for a specific service(s) program or for a library that has made their total services more accessible through changing physical and/or attitudinal barriers.

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SAGE Library Support Staff Travel Grant

About the SAGE Library Support Staff Travel Grant
Award was suspended until further notice due to lack of donor.
 
Library Support Staff Travel Grants (six to be awarded) make it possible for library support staff to attend the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. The travel grants cover the expense of attending the conference, including airfare, three nights' lodging, and conference registration.

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Visions of the Universe

About the Visions of the Universe
The American Library Association (ALA), in cooperation with the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) Office of Public Outreach, Baltimore, Maryland, and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), Cambridge, Massachusetts, invites public libraries to apply for a national tour to 40 sites of “Visions of the Universe: Four Centuries of Discovery,” a traveling exhibition to mark the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) in 2009. The exhibit will travel from January 2009 through December 2010.

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Student Chapter of the Year Award

About the Student Chapter of the Year Award
The Student Chapter of the Year Award is presented in recognition of a chapter's outstanding contributions to ALA, its school, and the profession. The purpose of the award is to increase student involvement in ALA through student chapters and to recognize future leaders.  Official ALA Student Chapters are organizations formed by students at schools offering accredited programs of library and information studies.  The winning student chapter receives a $1,000 travel grant to help with the cost of ALA conference attendance.

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