CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced six scholarship winners for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Four winners were awarded the Bound to Stay Bound Books Scholarship, which is made possible by Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. All four recipients will receive $7,500 in scholarship aid for the 2015-2016 academic year. The four recipients are: Marta Denise Brandes-Meisener, La Mesa, California; Blanca Rosales Ginsberg, La Mesa, California; Lauren Gray, Monticello, Illinois; Jennifer Matsu, Provo, Utah.
CHICAGO – The Advocacy for School Libraries Special Interest Group in New Mexico (ASL-SIG) is the recipient of the 2015 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant. Sponsored by ABC-CLIO, the $1,750 grant is given to AASL affiliated school library associations for planning and implementing leadership programs at the state, regional or local levels.
CHICAGO — Clarice Marchena, school librarian at Dos Puentes Elementary School, in Manhattan, New York, is the recipient of the 2015 American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) Innovative Reading Grant. Sponsored by Capstone, the $2,500 grant supports the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program for children that motivates and encourages reading, especially with struggling readers.
CHICAGO – Arlen Kimmelman, school librarian at Clearview Regional High School in Mullica Hill, N.J., is the recipient of the inaugural Ruth Toor Grant for Strong Public School Libraries. Sponsored by Jay Toor, the grant provides funding for the creation and implementation of a local public awareness/marketing campaign that promotes and positions the school library as a necessary resource in the community.
BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania -- United for Libraries has awarded the 2015 United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grants to Heather Murphy, associate director of advancement for publications and public affairs for the library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Molly Hart, student engagement assistant at the Columbia College Library in Chicago.
Murphy and Hart will each receive $850 plus full conference registration to attend the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. A formal presentation to the grant winners will be made at the conference.
CHICAGO – Noble Elementary-Middle School in Detroit, Minnesota Internship Center in Minneapolis and Townson School in Rochester, New York have been selected to receive the 2015 Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants.
CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has been granted $350,000 by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for the Great Stories Club, a reading and discussion program for at-risk youth.