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Indianapolis middle school wins 2014 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award

CHICAGO — An Indiana middle school library has been recognized by the American Library Association (ALA) for its work in creating an innovative genealogy program for eighth-graders.

Perry Meridian Middle School in Indianapolis won the 2014 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming for its “R.O.A.D. (Research, Observe, Analyze, Discover) I Travel” unit, created in 2013 in partnership with the Indiana State Library and Indiana Historical Society.

ALSC recommends more Great Websites for Kids

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, has added more sites to Great Websites for Kids, its online resource containing hundreds of links to exceptional websites for children.
 
The newly added sites are:
 
Creative Kids Central - http://classicalkusc.org/kids/

2014 ALSC National Institute Early Bird Registration deadline is June 30

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) encourages members planning to register for the 2014 ALSC National Institute to do so before the June 30 early bird registration deadline. Members will save $35 on the cost of registration if they sign up before June 30. To find out how to register at a reduced rate, please visit the Institute Registration site.

2014 'Building a Home Library' bibliographies now available

CHICAGO The American Library Association (ALA) – Children’s Book Council (CBC) Joint Committee, with cooperation from the Association for Library Service to Children’s Quicklists Consulting Committee, has created four Building a Home Library bibliographies. These downloadable lists are intended to provide guidance to parents, grandparents and others interested in assembling a high-quality library for their children at home.

ALSC releases 2014 Summer Reading Lists

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has updated and released three Summer Reading lists. The lists are full of book titles to keep children engaged in reading throughout the summer. 

ALSC past-president donation to support additional 2014-2015 ALSC Spectrum Scholar

CHICAGO – Ellen Fader, past-president (2005-2006) of The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has provided a generous donation to the Spectrum Scholarship. Her contribution will support a student through the 2014-2015 school term, cover a follow-up grant for a Spectrum Scholar alumnus entering the final semester of work in the Fall of 2014 and provide a grant to attend the 2014 ALSC National Institute, plus discretionary funds to use towards job interviews.
 

The 2014 guide to the Newbery and Caldecott awards

CHICAGO — Updated to include the 2014 award and honor books, “The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books, 2014 Edition,” published by ALA Editions, gathers together the books deemed most distinguished in American children's literature and illustration since the inception of the renowned prizes.

Medlar elected ALSC 2015-2016 president

CHICAGO Andrew Medlar, assistant commissioner for collections, Chicago Public Library, has been elected vice president/president-elect of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). 
 

Libraries working to bridge the cultural divide

CHICAGO Starr LaTronica, president, Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, writes in the Huffington Post about  "Libraries Working To Bridge The Cultural Divide."

Las bibliotecas de la nación dan a conocer servicios informativos para satisfacer demanda creciente de libros infantiles multiculturales

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“El día de los niños/El día de los libros” se celebrará el 30 de abril

CHICAGO — En la medida que nuestra nación se hace cada vez más diversa, las bibliotecas se esfuerzan por asumir el reto de ofrecer fuentes de información multilingües y multiculturales. Los estudios demográficos pronostican que para el 2050, la mayoría de la población estadounidense estará conformada por afroamericanos, habitantes de las islas del Pacífico Asiático, hispanos e indígenas norteamericanos. 

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