Association for Library Service to Children

Annual list of Best Free Reference Websites selected by RUSA’s Emerging Technologies in Reference Section

CHICAGO — The 16th annual Best Free Reference Websites list was announced at the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Book and Media Awards Ceremony at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting.

Kathleen T. Horning is 2015 ALSC Distinguished Service Award recipient

CHICAGO – Kathleen T. Horning is the 2015 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.

Horning is the director of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center and in her work there has been a long-time advocate for multiculturalism and diversity in literature for children and teens.

ALSC’s Día Family Book Club program named 2014 USBBY Bridge to Understanding Award winner

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has been awarded the 2014 Bridge to Understanding Award for their Día Family Book Club Program. ALSC President Ellen Riordan will accept this award from the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) during the USBBY Gathering from 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 at the Hilton Chicago – Williford A.

Key ALA offices, all divisions, 'advocacy guru' to team at 2015 Midwinter Meeting to help all library lovers answer president’s call to 'Advocate. Today.'

CHICAGO—In her inaugural column for American Libraries magazine, titled "Advocate. Today.," American Library Association (ALA) President Courtney Young challenged librarians of all types, and friends of libraries, to commit to spending just an hour a week advocating for libraries.

ALSC announces Building STEAM with Día book lists

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, has released new Building STEAM with Día book lists for children from birth to 8th grade.

ALSC, CBC announce Day of Diversity: Dialogue and Action

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), in collaboration with the Children’s Book Council (CBC), will be hosting a Day of Diversity: Dialogue and Action in Children’s Literature and Library Program on Jan. 30, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

ALSC recognizes seven more Great Websites for Kids

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has added more sites to Great Websites for Kids, its online resource containing hundreds of links to exceptional websites for children up to age 14. Sites are reviewed and chosen for inclusion by ALSC's Great Websites for Kids Committee. The newly added sites are:
 

Rockford Public Library receives 2015 Hayes Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2015 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Visit Award to the Rockford Public Library, Rockford, Illinois.
 

Florida (New York) Public Library awarded 2015 Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant

CHICAGO --The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2015 ALSC/Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Program Grant to the Florida Public Library, Florida, New York.

ALSC now accepting applications for 2015 Bookapalooza Program

CHICAGO  The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2015 Bookapalooza Program.

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