Awards (Scholarships & Grants)

Anastasi wins stipend to attend YALSA’s 2012 symposium

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.

ALSC National Institute scholarship awarded to Peterson and Struckmeyer

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.

ALCTS awards Transforming Collections micro grants

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.

AASL awards season opens with more than $50,000 in opportunities

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.

Federal school literacy grants available for school librarians

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.

Rebecca Kate Miller wins 2012 Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund

CHICAGO — Rebecca Kate Miller is the 2012 recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Committee's "Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund."

The Bogle Memorial Fund and the Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science will provide a $1,000 cash award for Miller to attend her first international conference in Glasgow, Scotland.

The award is in recognition of Sarah Comly Norris Bogle, a prominent U.S. librarian who made notable contributions to international library service.

ALA awards 2012 Diversity Research Grants to Naidoo, Simpson, Wallace, Wiegand

CHICAGO — The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity has announced the recipients of the Diversity Research Grants for 2012.

The grants consist of a one-time $2,000 award for original research and a $500 travel grant to attend and present at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference.  Recipients are expected to conduct their research over the course of the year and compile the results into a program for the 2013 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago.

2012 ALA scholarship recipients announced

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Scholarship Program has chosen the scholarship recipients for 2012-2013.  Recipients were selected for the following categories: General, Support Staff, and Specialty or Practice area, in children’s services, new media and federal librarianship.

ALA-APA announces financial assistance for LSSC candidates

CHICAGO — The Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program announced today that it is offering $200 subsidies for 75 candidates to complete LSSC approved courses. LSSC is a national, voluntary certification program administered by the American Library Association-Allied Profession Association (ALA-APA).