CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the winners of its 10 Teen Read Week Mini Grants. The grants, funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, give each winning library $1,000 to use for events, programs and services to encourage teen reading and celebrate Teen Read Week, Oct. 14–20.
CHICAGO — Megan England, a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has won the 2012 Young Adult Literature Symposium student stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).
England applied for the scholarship to attend programs that directly relate to her research interests, diversity in teen services -- especially LGBTQ issues. Attending the Symposium will give her ideas for future research as well as better equip her for career as a young adult librarian.
CHICAGO — Libraries seeking to share their stories and raise public awareness are encouraged to apply for the 2013 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.
CHICAGO — Meg Anastasi, a reference and teen librarian with the Springfield (Mass.) City Library and a teen services coordinator with Meekins Public Library, Williamsburg, Mass., won the 2012 Young Adult Literature Symposium worker stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend provides Anastasi with up to $1,000 to attend the 2012 symposium, to be held Nov. 2-4 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch in St. Louis.
The Friends of ALSC have awarded scholarships to the ALSC National Institute to Joella Peterson and Amanda Struckmeyer in efforts to support ALSC’s goal of continuing education for children’s librarians. The scholarships include Institute registration; transportation to and from the Institute; and two nights at the Sheridan Indianapolis City Centre where the Institute is being held. The ALSC Institute is taking place Sept. 20 – 22, 2012 in Indianapolis.
CHICAGO — Transforming Collections micro grants have been awarded to two projects: preserving digitally published open access works and digitizing a foundation collection in health sciences. The micro grants of $1,500 each were given to the University of Maryland Baltimore County library and the University of Maryland Health Sciences and Human Services Library.
CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) prestigious awards program will offer more than $50,000 in awards in 2013 to AASL members. AASL’s 10 awards recognize excellence and showcase best practices in the school library field in categories that include research, collaboration, leadership and innovation. AASL personal members are required to fill out applications using AASL’s online awards database.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The application filing period for Innovative Approaches to Literacy Program (IAL) school literacy grants is now open, the Department of Education announced today in the Federal Register. The American Library Association encourages school librarians to apply for the program grants, which can range from $150,000–750,000.