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CHICAGO — Dr. Jonda C. McNair, Charlotte S. Huck Endowed Professor of Children's Literature, The Ohio State University, Columbus, has been elected vice president/president-elect of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).
“I am thankful for the opportunity to serve in this leadership position,” McNair said. “ALSC has given so much to me over the years, and I consider it a privilege and an honor to give back.”
CHICAGO — ALSC and the 2023 Children’s Literature Lecture Committee are proud to announce the opening of the application to host the 2023 event featuring award-winning author/illustrator, Bryan Collier.
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced that Swanton Public Library (SPL) in Swanton, VT is the recipient of the 2022 ALSC/Candlewick Press "Light the Way: Outreach to the Underserved" Grant. As recipient of the grant, the library will receive $3,000 to engage and uplift the voices of their Native American community, which accounts for approximately 1.5% of the Swanton, Vermont population.
CHICAGO — The Board of Directors of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, voted in January to revise the submission criteria for the Mildred L. Batchelder Award to add requirements regarding credit to translators.
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2022 ALSC/Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Program Grant to the Chicago Heights Public Library in Chicago Heights, Illinois.
Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen is the 2022 recipient of the Association for Library Service to Children’s (ALSC) Distinguished Service Award. This prestigious award honors an individual who has made significant contributions to library service to children and to ALSC.
Diamant-Cohen is the creator of the Mother Goose on the Loose program series, a groundbreaking program that promotes early childhood literacy and family engagement.
CHICAGO — The American Library Association and its divisions support our Ukrainian colleagues and will work with the global library community to answer the appeal from the Ukrainian Library Association to provide accurate information as a means to support democracy and freedom of expression.
CHICAGO – Donna Barba Higuera, author of “The Last Cuentista,” and Jason Chin, illustrator of “Watercress,” are the 2022 recipients of the John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott Medals, the most prestigious awards in children’s literature.
CHICAGO – Illustrator and author Bryan Collier will deliver the 2023 Children's Literature Lecture Award. The announcement was made today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during LibLearnX held virtually from January 21 – 24.