Awards (Scholarships & Grants)

Deadline for applications for Academic Friend Conference Grant extended to March 14

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant through March 14, 2014.

LGBT Center of Raleigh Library receives 2014 Light the Way Grant

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced that the LGBT Center of Raleigh Library in Raleigh, N.C. is the recipient of the 2014 Light the Way: Library Outreach to the Underserved Grant. As the winner of the grant, the library will receive $3,000 for its LGBT Family Story Time project.

Apply now for John Cotton Dana Award — eight $10,000 grants available

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The award, which is managed by the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, honors outstanding library public relations. Eight $10,000 grants are awarded each year by the H.W. Wilson Foundation at the annual awards reception sponsored by the ALA and EBSCO Publishing.

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.

News Know-how digital supplement highlights the achievements of ALA’s groundbreaking news literacy project

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has released a digital supplement focusing on the two-year News Know-how news literacy project.

The project, which was conducted in 2012 and 2013 by the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) using grant funds provided by the Open Society Foundations, involved librarians, journalists, news ethicists and students nationwide. Using libraries as “newsrooms,” high school students were taught how to engage in a nonpartisan, critical analysis of news and information.

Keene Public Library awarded 2014 Maureen Hayes Award

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2014 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Visit Award to the Keene (N.H.) Public Library.

The award, sponsored by Baker & Taylor, is designed to provide up to $4,000 to an ALSC member library to fund a visit from an author/illustrator who will speak to children who might otherwise not have had the opportunity to hear from a nationally known author/illustrator.

Applications for Citizens-Save-Libraries grants due April 15

PHILADELPHIA — Applications for cycle two of the Citizens-Save-Libraries grants from United for Libraries, made possible by a grant from the Neal-Schuman Foundation, are due April 15.

The 10 libraries that are selected will receive two days of onsite consultation by advocacy experts, who will help friends of the library groups, library directors and trustees develop individual blueprints for advocacy campaigns to restore, increase or save threatened library budgets.

2014 ALSC Penguin Young Readers Group Award winners

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2014 Penguin Young Readers Group Award to JoAnna Schofield, Akron-Summit County Public Library, Akron, Ohio; Rikki Unterbrink, Amos Memorial Library, Sidney, Ohio; Amanda Yother, Putnam County Library, Cookeville, Tenn.; and Emily Dumas, Commerce Township (Mich.) Community Library, Commerce Township. 

Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation and ALA open applications for new graphic novel grant

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation opened applications today for the new Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries, which recognize libraries for their role in the growth of graphic literature. The collaboration extends graphic novels into a new realm by encouraging public awareness about the rise and importance of graphic literature and honoring the creative excellence of Will Eisner. In a career that spanned nearly eight decades — from the dawn of the comic book to the advent of digital comics.

ALA-APA announces course subsidy awards for LSSC Candidates

CHICAGO — The American Library Association-Allied Profession Association (ALA-APA) announced today that the Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program will be offering $200 subsidies to 90 candidates to complete LSSC approved courses.  If the cost of the course is less than $200, the subsidy will cover the cost of the entire course minus materials such as books, etc.  LSSC is a national, voluntary certification program administered by the ALA-APA.


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