Association for Library Service to Children

Nazareth College and the Youth Services Section of the New York Library Association chosen as site for 2013 Arbuthnot Lecture

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced that the 2013 May Hill Arbuthnot Committee has chosen Nazareth College and the Youth Services Section of the New York Library Association in Rochester, N.Y. as the site of the 2013 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Michael Morpurgo. The honor lectureship will be tied to several other significant events for librarians and readers of children’s and young adult literature during Children’s Book Week and will kick off the 38th annual NYLA Youth Services Section’s Spring Conference on May 16, 2013.

ALSC and LEGO® DUPLO® to partner

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and LEGO® DUPLO® are teaming up to celebrate the “builders of tomorrow.” Together, these two organizations are providing even more inspiration for storytime at home and at libraries.

Latino children’s authors and illustrators to receive prestigious 2012 Pura Belpré Award at ALA Annual Celebración

Pasadena, Calif. — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association and REFORMA (the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking, an ALA affiliate), will host the annual Celebración! to honor the 2012 medal and honor winners of the Pura Belpré Award during the annual conference of the American Library Association. The event will take place from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, 2012 in the Grand Ballroom Center in the Disneyland Hotel.

ALSC’s Great Websites for Kids grows

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, has added more recommended websites to Great Websites for Kids (www.ala.org/greatsites), its online resource containing hundreds of links to exceptional websites for children.

The newly added sites are:

ABCya! - www.abcya.com

All About Birds - www.allaboutbirds.org

ALSC announces Bound to Stay Bound Books, Melcher Scholarship winners

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced six scholarship winners for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Four winners were awarded the Bound to Stay Bound Books Scholarship, which is made possible by Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. All four recipients will receive $7,000 in scholarship aid for the 2012-13 academic year. The four recipients are: Michelle Ahern, Bethpage, N.Y., Rebecca Baker, Frankfort, Ky., Micaela Sanchez, Greeley, Colo., and Lisa Jordan, Longmont, Colo.

Job advice workshop offered by ALSC on June 13

CHICAGO— On Wednesday, June 13 at 6 p.m. Central, ALSC will offer a free online workshop for all students interested in children’s services. Getting Your First Library Job: Showcasing Skills and Packaging Passion features advice from Thom Barthelmess, curator, Butler Children’s Literature Center, Dominican University and Alison O’Reilly, director, Cutchogue (N.Y.) New Suffolk Free Library.

Starr LaTronica elected ALSC 2013-2014 president

CHICAGO — Starr LaTronica, youth services/outreach manager, Four County Library System, Vestal, N.Y., has been elected vice president/president-elect of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). 

ALSC summer online courses start July 9

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announces the release of the schedule for summer 2012 online courses. Registration is open for all courses. Classes begin Monday, July 9, 2012.

Perkins is 2012 ALSC Distinguished Service Award recipient

CHICAGO – Linda A. Perkins is the 2012 recipient of the Association for Library Service to Children’s (ALSC) Distinguished Service Award. This prestigious award honors an individual who has made significant contributions to library service to children and to ALSC.

Michael Morpurgo to deliver 2013 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture

DALLAS– Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo will deliver the 2013 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. The announcement was made today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 20 – 24, in Dallas.

“The author of more than 100 titles of humor, magic and realism, Morpurgo movingly captures the struggles faced by both children and animals during wartime,” stated 2013 Arbuthnot Committee Chair Susan J. Pine.

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