Awards (Scholarships & Grants)

RUSA selects Beth Boatright as 2015 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — Beth Boatright, information services and instruction librarian at the Helmke Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, has been selected as the 2015 Emerging Leader for the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

Rockford Public Library receives 2015 Hayes Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2015 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Visit Award to the Rockford Public Library, Rockford, Illinois.

Florida (New York) Public Library awarded 2015 Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant

CHICAGO --The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2015 ALSC/Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Program Grant to the Florida Public Library, Florida, New York.

ALSC now accepting applications for 2015 Bookapalooza Program

CHICAGO  The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2015 Bookapalooza Program.

Apply to win $3,000 to promote your library

CHICAGO — Libraries seeking to share their stories and raise public awareness are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant. The library that develops the best public awareness campaign using the National Library Week theme will be awarded $3,000 to promote its library and library services.

EBSCO offers seven conference scholarships to attend ALA's 2015 Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO are partnering to offer seven conference sponsorships for librarians to attend the 2015 Annual Conference. The meeting takes place June 25 – June 30, 2015, and offers an opportunity for continuing education, meetings and interaction with colleagues.

Each EBSCO scholarship will be in the amount of $1,000.  The scholarship money is to be used for conference registration, travel and expenses.

Bredberg, Long, Morefield, Thompson receive Penguin Young Readers Group Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2015 Penguin Young Readers Group Award to Emily Bredberg, Lakeside Elementary School, Coppell (Texas) Independent School District; Stephanie Long, Frederick County (Maryland) Public Libraries; Juliet Morefield, Multnomah County Library, Portland, Oregon; and Heather Thompson, Cook Memorial Public Library District, Libertyville, Illinois.

Deadline approaching for Carnegie-Whitney Awards

CHICAGO — The American Library Association Publishing Committee is offering a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.

Applications must be received by Nov. 7, 2014. Recipients will be notified by the end of February 2015.

Applications now being accepted for 2015 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation opened applications today for the Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries, which recognize libraries for their role in the growth of graphic literature.

ALA Endowment Fund passes $40 Million

CHICAGO On behalf of the American Library Association (ALA) Endowment Trustees, Senior Endowment Trustee Rod Hersberger announced that the value of the Association’s long-term investments reached $40.2 million on Aug. 31, 2014. The Endowment achieved its last major milestone of $30 million in May 2007.


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