Awards (Scholarships & Grants)

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.

Apply now for Media Literacy @ Your Library opportunity for public libraries

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA), in collaboration with the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University, invites public libraries to apply for Media Literacy @ Your Library, a pilot program that will train library workers to help their adult patrons become better news consumers.

In this six-month learning and prototyping project, ALA and the Center for News Literacy will work with teams from five public libraries to adapt existing media literacy training materials to serve the needs of public librarians and the communities they serve.

Haneen Ali-Samad Selected as the 2017 Mary V. Gaver Scholarship Recipient

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Haneen Ali-Samad of Boardman, Ohio as the 2017 recipient of the Mary V. Gaver Scholarship.

 

The $3,000 scholarship was established to honor the memory of a past ALA president and Rutgers University professor, who made many contributions to library youth services. The scholarship is awarded to a person pursuing a master's degree in library and information studies, with a specialty in youth services.

 

Ricardo Enricque Johnson Selected as the 2017 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship Recipient

CHICAGO - The American Library Association and SAGE announced Ricardo Enricque Johnson of San Antonio, TX as the recipient of the 2017 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media. 

 

Broghan McVicar Sagers Selected as the 2017 ALA Century Scholarship Recipient

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Broghan McVicar Sagers of Williamsburg, Michigan as the 2017 Century Scholarship recipient.

 

The $2,500 scholarship funds services or accommodation for a library school student with disabilities admitted to an ALA-accredited library program.

 

Meece wins stipend to attend YALSA’s 2017 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO — Ashley Meece, a Teen Services librarian at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, has won the 2017 Young Adult Services Symposium worker stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend will provide Meece with up to $1,000 to offset travel expenses to attend the 2017 symposium, which will be held Nov. 3–5 in Louisville, KY.

Nitra Amelia Eastby Selected as the 2017 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Nitra Amelia Eastby of Roanoke, Virginia as the recipient of the 2017 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship.

The $3,000 scholarship, named for an active ALA member and former member of the ALA Council, is awarded to a library support staff member pursuing a master’s degree in library and information studies.  The scholarship was established with funds donated by Leisner.

Rebecca Lea Lopez Selected as the 2017 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Rebecca Lea Lopez of Troutman, North Carolina as the 2017 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship recipient.

 

The $3,000 award is given to an ALA or library support staff member to help finance the pursuit of a master’s degree in library and information studies. The scholarship was named in memory of Miriam L. Hornback, a longtime ALA staff member, who was secretariat to the ALA Council and Executive Board.

 

Olivia Rose Muzzy Selected as the 2017 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Olivia Rose Muzzy of Bremerton, Washington as the 2017 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship recipient.

The scholarship was named for a long-time ALA staff member who directed the ALA Conference Services Office for more than 20 years. This scholarship fund was established with donations from Christopher J. Hoy and the Exhibits Round Table (ERT) to honor his memory. The $5,000 scholarship is awarded to a person pursuing a master's degree in library and information studies.

Susan O’Connell Selected as the 2017 David H. Clift Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Susan O’Connell of East Hardwick, Vermont as the 2017 David H. Clift Scholarship recipient.

The David H. Clift Scholarship was named for a former director of the American Library Association. The $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a person pursuing a master's degree in library and information studies.

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