CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2017 Penguin Random House Young Readers Group Awards. This award, made possible by an annual gift from Penguin Young Readers Group and Random House Children’s books, provides a $600 stipend for up to four children's librarians to attend their first ALA Annual Conference.
Awards (Scholarships & Grants)
The American Library Association and SAGE announced Jaimie L. Kicklighter as the recipient of the 2016 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media.
Kicklighter holds a master’s degree in history and said she decided that a career in librarianship was for her during her archival internship when she discovered W.E.B. DuBois’ dental x-rays and saw the skill and ingenuity required to make resources available to the public.
Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of selection at BookOps, announced that she will participate in the Grimaldo's Mile Swim to raise funds for the Spectrum Scholarship Program. The event will be taking place in Brooklyn, NY on July 30, 2016.
CHICAGO – Thanks to a generous grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the American Library Association (ALA) and its Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) will administer a fifth round of American Dream grants to public libraries to expand services to adult English language learners.
CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced six scholarship winners for the 2016-2017 academic year.
CHICAGO – At the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced the inaugural recipients of two new grants made possible by the generosity of AASL member Marina “Marney” Welmers. The additions to the organization’s prestigious awards program provide funds for public middle or high school libraries to update their existing collections or plan a special event in order to enhance student learning.
Renee Romero has been selected to receive a 2016 Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology ($2,500) sponsored by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Library Systems & Services. Romero will use the money to pursue a Master of Library & Information Science at the UCLA Department of Information Studies.
Giao Luong Baker has been selected to receive a 2016 Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology ($3,000) sponsored by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and OCLC. Baker will use the money to pursue a Graduate Academic Certificate in Advanced Management in Libraries and a Masters in Information Science at the University of North Texas Department of Library and Information Sciences.