CHICAGO — As many families sheltered in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of digital media for information, education and entertainment has skyrocketed. Now, more than ever, as parents and caregivers look to libraries for support, the work of children’s librarians, serving as media mentors, is essential.
CHICAGO – The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded a total of 5 students the Bound to Stay Bound and Melcher Scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. Additionally, ALSC has sponsored 2 Spectrum Scholars and 1 additional Spectrum Scholar made possible through the generous support of Ellen Fader, 2005-2006 past-president.
Due to the continuing concerns of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has announced that the 2020 National Institute will be held virtually, in lieu of the originally planned in-person event in Minneapolis, MN, October 1-3, 2020.
CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is offering an exciting new 11 hour virtual event celebrating the winners of several of its major book awards, including the esteemed Newbery and Caldecott medals, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, the Printz Award, and the Stonewall youth and adult Book Awards.
CHICAGO — Newly updated to include the 2020 award and honor books, “The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books,” published by ALA Editions, gathers the books deemed most distinguished in American children's literature and illustration since the inception of the renowned prizes. A trusted guidebook for quick reference and collection development, it’s also a useful resource for curriculum links and readers' advisory.
CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to partner with the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission (WSCC) to distribute 6,000 women’s suffrage youth book sets to libraries across the country. Public and school libraries are encouraged to apply for the book sets by June 15, 2020.
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2020 Bookapalooza Program Collections to three libraries: Civic Center Secondary School of San Francisco, California; Big Rapids Community Library of Big Rapids, Michigan; and the Wood Dale Public Library District of Wood Dale, Illinois.
CHICAGO — Lucia M. Gonzalez, director, North Miami Public Library (NMPL), North Miami, Florida, has been elected vice president/president-elect of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). She begins her term as president-elect on July 1, 2020.