CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering 70 scholarships in five categories worth more than $40,000 for the upcoming ACRL 2013 conference to be held April 10-13, 2013, in Indianapolis. Applications for scholarships in all categories are due Nov. 9, 2012. Complete details on each scholarship category and application instructions are available on the ACRL 2013 website.
CHICAGO — Through the generosity of sponsors, the Public Library Association (PLA) is offering nine awards/grants designed to highlight the best in public library service and to honor those bringing innovation, creativity and dedication to public libraries. Many of the awards include an honorarium; please visit the website for details on each award and nominate your colleague or library through Dec. 1, 2012.
CHICAGO — The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides 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.
Funded projects have ranged from popular, general-reader proposals such as "ReadMOre," a reading list for Missouri's state-wide reading program, to more specialized, scholarly proposals such as "Librarianship and Information Science in the Islamic World, 1966-1999: An Annotated Bibliography."
CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) preservation awards. ALCTS presents three preservation awards, through its Preservation and Reformatting Section, to honor individuals whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership and service in preservation or to support a new preservation staff member’s participation in preservation activities at the ALA Annual Conference.
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.