Awards (Scholarships & Grants)

Twenty-five libraries selected for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Great Stories Club pilot program

CHICAGO — Twenty-five libraries have been selected to participate in the pilot phase of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Great Stories Club, a thematic reading and discussion program series that will engage underserved teens through literature-based library outreach programs and racial healing work, the American Library Association (ALA) announced.

The TRHT GSC is supported by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Application now open for AASL Standards Implementation Grant

CHICAGO – The application for the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards is now open. Three grants in the amount of $2,500 each will be awarded to AASL Affiliate organizations for the planning and execution of an event, initiative or activity focused on the implementation of the new AASL National School Library Standards.

Ethiopia library wins first International Relations Round Table (IRRT) Mission Enhancement Grant

CHICAGO — The Chromebook Lab project at the Axumite Heritage Foundation Library in Ethiopia is the first recipient of the American Library Association’s International Relations Roundtable (IRRT) Mission Enhancement Grant.

Treshani Perera awarded first Lois Mai Chan Professional Development Grant

CHICAGO—The 2018 Lois Mai Chan Professional Development Grant has been awarded to Treshani Perera, a recent graduate of the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

First Step Award to Natascha Owens

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates Natascha Owens, serials cataloger at the University of Chicago Library, as the recipient of the 2018 First Step Award – a Wiley Professional Development Grant presented by the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section (CRS). The award will be presented on Saturday, June 23, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, La.

Juán-Pabló González awarded Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant

CHICAGO—The 2018 Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant has been awarded to Juán-Pabló González. González is a graduate archives assistant at The Catholic University of America, and a current Master of Library and Information Science candidate at The Catholic University of America.

Anderson and Phillips win 2018 Frances Henne Grant

CHICAGO —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) awarded the 2018 Frances Henne Research Grant to Amelia Anderson and Abigail Phillips. This $1,000 grant will provide seed money for their research project, “Youth with Autism and Digital Citizenship in the Library: What They Need and What Brings Them In.” The grant is administered by YALSA and generously funded by VOYA Magazine.

ALA, Dollar General Literacy Foundation announce recipients of $10,000 adult literacy grants

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and Dollar General Literacy Foundation announce 20 U.S. public libraries to receive American Dream Literacy Initiative grants, $10,000 awards to expand services for adult English language learners or adults in need of basic education and workforce development.

South Carolina State Library receives Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Award

CHICAGO -- The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2018 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Visit Award to the South Carolina State Library, Columbia, South Carolina.

The award, sponsored by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, is designed to provide up to $4,000 to an ALSC member’s 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.