Awards (Scholarships & Grants)

ALA announces Libraries Transforming Communities Public Innovator Cohort grant opportunity

Public libraries invited to apply by March 6 to receive $8,000 grant and 18 months of professional development in community engagement

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office is accepting applications for the Libraries Transforming Communities Public Innovators Cohort, an 18-month, team-based professional development opportunity for public libraries, developed by ALA and the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation.

Apply to win $3,000 to promote your library

CHICAGO — Libraries seeking to share their stories and raise public awareness are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant. The library that develops the best public awareness campaign using the National Library Week theme will be awarded $3,000 to promote its library and library services.

EBSCO offers seven conference scholarships to attend ALA's 2015 Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO are partnering to offer seven conference sponsorships for librarians to attend the 2015 Annual Conference. The meeting takes place June 25 – June 30, 2015, and offers an opportunity for continuing education, meetings and interaction with colleagues.

Each EBSCO scholarship will be in the amount of $1,000.  The scholarship money is to be used for conference registration, travel and expenses.

Bredberg, Long, Morefield, Thompson receive Penguin Young Readers Group Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2015 Penguin Young Readers Group Award to Emily Bredberg, Lakeside Elementary School, Coppell (Texas) Independent School District; Stephanie Long, Frederick County (Maryland) Public Libraries; Juliet Morefield, Multnomah County Library, Portland, Oregon; and Heather Thompson, Cook Memorial Public Library District, Libertyville, Illinois.
 

Deadline approaching for Carnegie-Whitney Awards

CHICAGO — The American Library Association Publishing Committee is offering a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.

Applications must be received by Nov. 7, 2014. Recipients will be notified by the end of February 2015.

Applications now being accepted for 2015 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation opened applications today for the Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries, which recognize libraries for their role in the growth of graphic literature.

ALA Endowment Fund passes $40 Million

CHICAGO On behalf of the American Library Association (ALA) Endowment Trustees, Senior Endowment Trustee Rod Hersberger announced that the value of the Association’s long-term investments reached $40.2 million on Aug. 31, 2014. The Endowment achieved its last major milestone of $30 million in May 2007.

American Dream Starts @ your library grant allows California library system to expand ESL classes

CHICAGO –  Through an American Dream Starts @ your library grant awarded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to the American Library Association, the Riverside County (Calif.) Library System has been able to expand ESL classes for adult learners.

In this countywide program, volunteers are working with one-on-one tutoring to help individuals learn to read and write.

2015 Building STEAM with Día mini-grants available

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, is now accepting mini-grant applications from libraries interested in developing and implementing a Building STEAM with Día program.

Carterette Professional Development Grant available — apply now

CHICAGO —There’s nothing like attending a library conference or workshop to spark new interest, excitement and motivation in a library employee. That’s why Pat Carterette, a former Staff Development specialist, was always in the forefront of encouraging people to sign up, go…learn something new!

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