'Children and Libraries' journal receives publishing award

For Immediate Release
Tue, 07/25/2017


Laura Schulte-Cooper

Program Officer, Communications

Association for Library Service to Children


CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is pleased to announce that its journal, “Children and Libraries” (CAL), received a 2017 Apex Grand Award for publication excellence in the category of Magazines, Journals & Tabloids. Of more than 1,360 entries in APEX 2017, only 100 received Grand Awards, the highest recognition the Apex judges can confer.

Apex Awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence. Apex Grand Awards honor the most outstanding works in each main category (newsletters, journals, annual reports, etc.)

According to Apex judges, “The visuals in this journal are excellent, ... the copy shines, with superb, well-researched and very well presented features, each a resource in itself for librarians working with children. A valuable resource for professionals in the field.”

“This honor is so appreciated and affirming,” said ALSC President Nina Lindsay. “Our member advisory committee, authors and Editor Sharon Veberten continue to do amazing work. This journal has only grown better in recent years, positioning our members to engage communities to build healthy, successful futures for all children.”

“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 news from the association. For more information about CAL, visit http://www.ala.org/alsc/publications-resources/cal.

The Apex 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 www.apexawards.com.