Awards (Scholarships & Grants)

Krahnke, Rérat awarded Books for Teens Grants

CHICAGO — Jodi Krahnke, young adult librarian at the Ypsilanti District Library’s Michigan Avenue Branch in Michigan and Cari Rérat, teen librarian at the Joplin Public Library in Missouri, were each awarded a Books for Teens Grant, administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Iowa high school students learn how to check facts in opinion columns through the News Know-how project

CHICAGO - America is rich in opinions. This is especially true when it comes to its politics.

Between newspaper and magazine columns and television and radio commentary, it is always easy to find pundits from both ends of the political spectrum freely airing their views on any number of subjects.

But although opinion pieces leave plenty of room for flaunting biases, that doesn’t excuse flouting the facts. And the reader must still determine whether opinions have a basis in fact - and whether the writer presents them with integrity and credibility.

Honor the best in the profession with an AASL award

CHICAGO – Applications for the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2014 awards season are now available using AASL’s online awards database. AASL members are encouraged to nominate a colleague or themselves to be lauded for their outstanding talent and dedication to the profession as part of this prestigious program.

ALSC now accepting applications for 2014 Penguin Young Readers Group Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2014 Penguin Young Readers Group Awards.  This award, made possible by an annual gift from Penguin Young Readers Group, provides a $600 stipend to up to four children's librarians to attend their first ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Each applicant will be judge on the following:

2013 ALA scholarship recipients announced

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Scholarship Program is announcing the scholarship recipients for 2013-2014.  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 General Scholarships include:

Two schools receive $50,000 grants from AASL Beyond Words and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

CHICAGO — Herald Whitaker Middle School in Salyersville, Ky., and Joplin High School, in Joplin, Mo. are the recipients of the first catastrophic disaster relief grants offered as part of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Beyond Words Grant funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

Lindsey wins United for Libraries/Gale Outstanding Trustee Conference Grant

PHILADELPHIA —  Dot Lindsey, a member of the board of trustees of the Rangeview Library District (Thornton, Colo.), is the winner of the 2013 United for Libraries/Gale Outstanding Trustee Conference Grant.

Friends of ALSC Preconference Scholarship winners announced

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Friends of ALSC have awarded two scholarships to the 2013 ALSC Preconference, A Wild Ride: 75 Years of the Caldecott Medal.  The winners of the scholarship are Pamela Mann, children's services coordinator, Morgan County (W.Va.) Public Library, and Angela Reynolds, head of youth services, Annapolis Valley Regional Library, Bridgetown, Nova Scotia.

ALSC announces winners of Bound to Stay Bound Books, Melcher Scholarships

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced six scholarship winners for the 2013-2014 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 $7,000 in scholarship aid for the 2013-2014 academic year. The four recipients are: Ashley L. Dean, Poquoson, Va.; Marianne Dolce, Deltona, Fla.; Rebecca Lynn Dunn, Lawrence, Kan. and Casey Marie Fox, Knoxville, Tenn.

Thirty AASL members receive grants to attend first national conference

CHICAGO – Thirty members of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) have been awarded a $750 travel grant in order to attend their first AASL national conference. Generously sponsored by Bound To Stay Bound Books, Inc. (BTSB), the grants will allow recipients to secure housing, transportation and/or registration for the AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition taking place Nov. 14-17, 2013, in Hartford, Conn.

Grant recipients include:

Molly Ann Bates
Russellville Middle School
Russellville, Ala.


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