ALSC’s “Children and Libraries” journal honored with publishing award

For Immediate Release
Wed, 08/08/2018


Laura Schulte-Cooper

Program Officer, Communications


The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is pleased to announce that its journal, “Children and Libraries” (CAL), received a 2018 Apex Award for Publication Excellence in the category of Magazines, Journals & Tabloids. 

Apex Awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and success in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence. The annual awards are sponsored by Communications Concepts, Inc., an organization that supports publishing, public relations and marketing professionals in the improvement of publications and communications programs. For more information about the awards, visit

“We are excited to receive this accolade,” said ALSC President Jamie Campbell Naidoo. “ALSC’s members work diligently as peer reviewers, contributing authors, and advisory committee members, along with Editor Sharon Verbeten, to bring relevant, timely research and practitioner-based articles to those serving children in libraries. This Apex affirms our members’ remarkable efforts.”

“Children and Libraries,” published quarterly by ALSC, provides continuing education for librarians working with and on behalf of children. It presents current scholarly research and practice in library service to children, interviews with authors and illustrators of children’s literature and other news from the field. For more information about CAL, visit