Accepting Applicants for the Mango/NMRT Professional Development Grant

ALA's New Members Round Table (NMRT) is now accepting applications to the Mango/NMRT Professional Development Grant. Given on an annual basis, the award is intended to help offset the cost of attending the ALA Annual Conference. The upcoming Annual Conference will be held June 21 – June 26, 2018 in New Orleans, LA. The $1000 award covers limited fees related to airfare, lodging, and conference registration. Deadline to apply is December 15, 2017.


Applications for United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant due Jan. 15

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant through Jan. 15, 2018.

The United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant enables a person who is active in his or her college or university Friends of the Library group, or an academic library staff member who works in development, to attend the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. A grant of $850, plus full ALA Annual Conference registration, will be awarded to the recipient.

ALA Announces $500,000 in First-time Grants to Develop Coding Programs in Libraries

The American Library Association (ALA) today announced more than $500,000 in grants for 28 libraries in 21 states plus the District of Columbia (full list below) to design and implement coding programs for young people. The grants are part of ALA’s ongoing Libraries Ready to Code initiative sponsored by Google to promote computer science (CS) and computational thinking among youth. It is the first time ALA has dedicated funding for CS programs in libraries.

PLA now accepting nominations for 10 service awards and grants for 2018

CHICAGO – Through the generosity of sponsors, the Public Library Association (PLA) is offering 10 awards and grants designed to highlight the best in public library service and to honor those bringing innovation, creativity and dedication to public libraries.

Library Instruction Round Table Accepting Nominations for Two Awards

The American Library Association's (ALA) Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) welcomes submissions for two awards created to recognize excellence in information literacy and instruction. Submissions from all types of libraries (public, school, special, academic) are encouraged. Winners will receive a $1,000 award, a plaque, and a $500 travel stipend to be used to attend the ALA 2018 Annual Conference in New Orleans, where the awards will be presented.

AASL offers assistance to schools impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) offers its support to its colleagues impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. As recovery efforts begin, AASL encourages schools to apply for one of two AASL disaster relief grants: the AASL Beyond Words Grant funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and the Inspire Disaster Recovery Grant sponsored by Marina "Marney" Welmers. 

Applications open for the 2018 AASL awards program

CHICAGO - Applications for the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2018 awards season are now available. AASL members are encouraged to nominate a colleague or themselves to be lauded for their outstanding talent and dedication to the profession as part of this prestigious program. AASL awards and grants recognize excellence and showcase best practices in the school library field in categories that include collaboration, leadership and innovation.

Applications are now open for:

RUSA achievement awards nomination period opens

CHICAGO—Beginning October 1, 2017, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will open the nomination period for its annual series of achievement awards and grants. Nominations and supporting materials for most awards must be submitted by January 5, 2018*.

ALCTS 2018 Ross Atkinson Award nominations sought

CHICAGO—Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. The deadline for nominations is Nov. 15.

ALCTS 2018 Publication Awards nominations sought

CHICAGO—Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for excellence in publication. ALCTS presents two Publication Awards to honor individuals for outstanding achievement in research and writing in the field of library collections and technical services. 

If you are interested in nominating a publication for either of the awards, contact the chair of that award jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.