Awards (Scholarships & Grants)

ALA seeks proposals for 2017-2018 Diversity Research Grants through April 15

The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services seeks proposals for the Diversity Research Grant program. Applications may address any diversity-related topic which addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity, equity, and outreach issues within library and information science.

The application deadline has been extended to midnight central time on April 15, 2017.

Nevada County (California) Community Library awarded 2017 Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2017 Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Program Grant to the Nevada County Public Library, Nevada City, California.

2017 American Dream libraries announced

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services is pleased to announce the recipients of the fifth round of the American Dream Literacy Initiative grant, generously funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

PLA awards recognize 12 individuals and public libraries representing excellence

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) has announced the winners of 12 awards honoring the best in public library service, innovation and outreach in 2017.

John Dewees awarded Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant

CHICAGO—The 2017 Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant has been awarded to John Dewees, library associate at The Ohio State University Libraries, in Columbus, Ohio.

K-8 school libraries invited to apply for ALA's 2017 Sara Jaffarian Award

CHICAGO — School libraries are invited to apply for a $5,000 award recognizing outstanding humanities programming in kindergarten through eighth grade, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced.

Nominations for the 2017 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming will be accepted until May 5, 2017. Applications, award guidelines and a list of previous winners are available at www.ala.org/jaffarian.

ALSC names 2017 Notable Children's Books

Public libraries invited to apply for the NASA@ My Library STEM initiative

Public libraries are invited to apply for NASA@ My Library, a STEM education initiative that will increase and enhance STEM learning opportunities for library patrons throughout the nation, including geographic areas and populations currently underserved in STEM education.

The project is offered by the National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute (SSI) in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, the Pacific Science Center, Cornerstones of Science, and the Education Development Center. 

Twenty-eight public librarians chosen to attend PLA Leadership Academy

CHICAGO – Following the review of 130 applications, members of the Public Library Association (PLA) Leadership Development Committee chose 28 exceptional PLA Leadership Fellows to attend the upcoming PLA Leadership Academy: Navigating Change · Building Community, March 20-24, 2017, in Portland, Oregon. PLA and PLA President Felton Thomas, Jr. extend their congratulations to:  

Angela Reynolds receives 2017 Bechtel Fellowship

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Special Collections and Bechtel Fellowship Committee have awarded the 2017 Louise Seaman Bechtel Fellowship to Angela Reynolds.