Association for Library Service to Children

ALSC now accepting applications for 2018 Penguin Random House Young Readers Group Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2018 Penguin Random House Young Readers Group Awards.  This award, made possible by an annual gift from Penguin Young Readers Group and Random House Children’s books, provides a $600 stipend for up to four children's librarians to attend their first ALA Annual Conference. The award also includes an invitation to the Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder banquet.

'Children and Libraries' journal receives publishing award

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.

2018 Bill Morris Seminar Applications Now Open!

ALSC is now seeking applications for the 2018 ALSC Bill Morris Seminar: Book Evaluation to be held on Friday, February 9, 2018, prior to the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, Co.  The seminar will be facilitated by ALSC member leaders including past committee members and chairs of evaluation committees, and will focus on children’s book and media evaluation.
 
The purpose of the Bill Morris Seminar: Book Evaluation Training is to honor and support William C.

Western Washington University and the Whatcom County Library System chosen as site for 2018 Arbuthnot Lecture

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced that the 2018 May Hill Arbuthnot Committee has selected the Western Washington University and Whatcom County Library System to serve as the host site for the 2018 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Naomi Shihab Nye. The lecture will be held in the spring of 2018.

ALSC announces winners of 2017 Bound to Stay Bound, Melcher Scholarships

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced six scholarship winners for the 2017-2018 academic year.

ALSC Releases Comforting Reads for Difficult Times Booklist

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has released a new booklist called Comforting Reads for Difficult Times. This list includes titles meant to help children understand and heal from challenging situations like the death of loved ones, unexpected moves, catastrophic illness, and more.

ALSC Releases 2017 Summer Reading Lists

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has released its 2017 Summer Reading Lists. With titles organized into four age ranges, young booklovers are sure to find some great reads to beat the heat.

ALSC seeks research-to-practice webinar proposals

To increase ALSC’s continuing education opportunities, the Education Committee is pleased to announce its new Research-to-Practice webinar series. The purpose of the series is to disseminate current research related to youth services and address how it can be applied in public and school libraries.
 
The Education Committee invites proposals for webinars to be presented in this series.

Libraries fuel cultural understanding and acceptance through Día, April 30

CHICAGO – On April 30, hundreds of libraries across the country will celebrate Día, a national library program that fosters literacy for all children from all backgrounds. Demographic projections show more than half of the country’s children will be part of a minority race or ethnic group in the next few years, and programs such as Día play a critical role in helping meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population, while also fueling cultural understanding and acceptance.

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