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Jan 24, 2022

CHICAGO – Grace Lin is the winner of the 2022 Children’s Literature Legacy Award honoring an author or illustrator, published in the United States, whose books have made a significant and lasting contribution to literature for children. Her numerous works include “The Ugly Vegetables” (Charlesbridge, 1999) and “The Year of the Dog” (Little, Brown and Company, 2006).

Jan 24, 2022

CHICAGO – Author and illustrator Corey R. Tabor is the 2022 recipient of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for “Fox at Night”, published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience, held virtually Jan. 21 - 24. 

Jan 24, 2022

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, digital media, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience, taking place virtually from Chicago. 

A list of all the 2022 award winners and honor selections follows:

Dec 21, 2021

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) will announce its Youth Media Awards at 8 a.m. CT, Jan. 24, 2022. Selections will span more than 22 categories, including the coveted Newbery and Caldecott medals, Printz Award and Coretta Scott King Book Awards.

Dec 10, 2021

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced Hyunjin Han of the Mandel Public Library, in West Palm Beach, FL as its representative in the 2022 Emerging Leader program. 

Dec 9, 2021

CHICAGO — As the weekly lists of best-sellers demonstrate, many people want to engage with racial issues. But when it comes to talking about race, they often don’t know how or are hesitant to take the first steps. This includes children's librarians, who are taking seriously our profession’s calls for diversity, equity, and inclusion. They already know that popular storytimes can be an effective way to increase community representation and belonging at the library.

Nov 30, 2021

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to announce that registration for the 2022 ALSC National Institute has opened. The conference will be held Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2022, in Kansas City, Missouri.

Nov 29, 2021

CHICAGO - Due to a dramatic uptick in book challenges and outright removal of books from libraries, ALA's Executive Board and the Boards of Directors for all of ALA's eight divisions have released the following joint statement regarding attempts to remove materials that focus on LGBTQIA+ issues and books by Black authors or that document the Black experience or the experiences of other BIPOC individuals:  

Nov 2, 2021

CHICAGO — The 2021 ALSC Children’s Literature Lecture Celebration will take place from 5 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. This celebration will be held virtually and will honor the work of Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop. 

Dr. Bishop was awarded the Children’s Literature Lecture Award for 2021. The award, formerly known as the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture, honors an individual of distinction in the field of children’s literature; that individual is selected to deliver a distinguished lecture on behalf of ALSC. 

Oct 20, 2021

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the ALSC Research Agenda Pilot Grant to Dr. Gregory Leazer, Associate Professor in the Department of Information Studies at University of California, Los Angeles.