Association for Library Service to Children

University of Minnesota Children's Literature Research Collection to host 2014 Arbuthnot Lecture

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced that the 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Committee has chosen the University of Minnesota's Children's Literature Research Collections as the site for the 2014 May Hill Honor Lecture featuring Andrea Davis Pinkney.

ALSC now accepting applications for 2014 Bechtel Fellowship

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Special Collections and Bechtel Fellowship Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2014 Louise Seaman Bechtel Fellowship.  The Bechtel Fellowship is designed to allow qualified children’s librarians to spend a total of four weeks or more reading and studying at the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature, a part of the George A.

ALSC announces new mentoring program

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced the beginning of a new mentoring program this fall. The program, which is open to members and non-members, is intended to help build a new collection of leaders in the field of library service to children. Applications are now open for both mentors and mentees. Registration ends on Friday, August 30, 2013.

Friends of ALSC Preconference Scholarship winners announced

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Friends of ALSC have awarded two scholarships to the 2013 ALSC Preconference, A Wild Ride: 75 Years of the Caldecott Medal.  The winners of the scholarship are Pamela Mann, children's services coordinator, Morgan County (W.Va.) Public Library, and Angela Reynolds, head of youth services, Annapolis Valley Regional Library, Bridgetown, Nova Scotia.

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

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced six scholarship winners for the 2013-2014 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 2013-2014 academic year. The four recipients are: Ashley L. Dean, Poquoson, Va.; Marianne Dolce, Deltona, Fla.; Rebecca Lynn Dunn, Lawrence, Kan. and Casey Marie Fox, Knoxville, Tenn.

ALSC and LEGO® DUPLO® team up to create the Read! Build! Play! 2013 Summer Reading List for children 5 and under

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has teamed up with LEGO® DUPLO® to expand the Read! Build! Play initiative by creating the LEGO® DUPLO® Read! Build! Play! 2013 Summer Reading List.  This reading list features recommended titles that inspire play for children age 5 and under and is free to download.