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Jan 27, 2020

FILADELFIA – Rafael López, ilustrador de “Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln”; y Carlos Hernández, autor de “Sal and Gabi Break the Universe”, fueron seleccionados como los ganadores del Premio de Ilustración y el Premio al Autor Pura Belpré 2020, que rinden homenaje a los escritores e ilustradores hispanos cuyas obras constituyan el mejor reflejo, afirmación y celebración de la experiencia cultural hispana en la literatura infantil.

Jan 27, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – Rafael López, illustrator of “Dancing Hands : How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln,” and Carlos Hernandez, author of “Sal and Gabi Break the Universe,” are the 2020 recipients of the Pura Belpré Illustrator Award and Author Award, honoring Latino authors and illustrators whose work best portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in children’s books.

Jan 27, 2020

PHILADELPHIA– Scholastic Audiobooks producer of the audiobook, “Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction,” has won the 2020 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production. The award announcement was made today during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits held January 24 - 28, in Philadelphia.  

Jan 25, 2020

PHILADELPHIA -Dr. Claudette S. McLinn is the 2020 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). This prestigious award honors an individual who has made significant contributions to library service to children and to ALSC.

McLinn is the founder and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature (CSMCL) and a long-time literacy consultant, advocate, and speaker on library services to children and culturally diverse children’s literature.

Jan 22, 2020

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2020 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Visit Award to the Algonquin Area Public Library in Algonquin, IL. 
The award, sponsored by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, is designed to provide up to $4,000 to an ALSC member’s library to fund a visit from an author/illustrator who will speak to children who might otherwise not have had the opportunity to hear from a nationally known author/illustrator. 

Jan 17, 2020

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced that registration for the 2020 ALSC National Institute has opened. The conference, themed "Dive In: Engage, Amplify, Activate” will be held Oct. 1 – 3, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN.

Jan 15, 2020

ALSC has released the Association for Library Service to Children National Research Agenda for Library Service to Children (Ages 0-14) which outlines a prioritized list of six strategic research areas and potential research questions to be examined in each area. The research agenda draws attention to relevant topics in the field where research is limited and provides a catalyst for research that will inform youth librarianship and support advocacy for the field of library services to youth.

Jan 15, 2020

The Association for Library Service to Children has released a white paper titled, Engage, Cultivate, Provide, and Assess: An Outreach Model for Serving All Children and Families. The white paper outlines a research-based model of outreach development for libraries to connect services with children and families, particularly for those in underserved communities.

Dec 23, 2019

CHICAGO - On Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at 8 a.m. ET, the American Library Association (ALA) will reveal the next classics in children’s and young adult literature during its Youth Media Awards announcements from Philadelphia. Libraries, schools and book lovers from around the globe will follow the action live by visiting, Facebook Live  @AmericanLibraryAssociation or following hashtag #alayma20. 

Dec 9, 2019

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced Jessica Agudelo of the New York Public Library’s Bronx Library Center, in the Bronx, NY as its representative in the 2020 Emerging Leader program.