CHICAGO–Core is now accepting applications for the Online Course Scholarship for Library Professionals from Developing Countries to participate in our online Fundamentals courses held between September 11, 2023 and December 22, 2023. One free seat per session is available to librarians and information professionals from developing countries.
CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced $10,000 Building Library Capacity Grants to seventeen libraries at Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) across the United States that have experienced economic hardship due the consequences of the pandemic and its aftermath, to help increase academic support and achievement for students.
CHICAGO — Thirty conference registration grants are available to school library professionals wishing to attend the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference. Sponsored by Penguin Random House, the “Together We’re Stronger National Conference Registration Grants,” will offer thirty AASL members complimentary registration to AASL National Conference, October 19-21, 2023, in Tampa, Florida.
Core is pleased to announce our new Career LIFT Award to support skill development and networking opportunities for information professionals. Sponsored by OCLC, it consists of up to $1,500 the recipient may use on professional development including, but not limited to, ALA and/or Core membership dues, attending the ALA Annual Conference, ALA LibLearnX Conference, the Core Forum, or continuing education.
CHICAGO – Eight school librarians from across the country have been awarded an American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Toor Scholarship for Strong Public-School Libraries. The Toor Family, in honor of their parents, Jay and Ruth Toor, established the Toor Scholarships for Strong Public-School Libraries. The scholarships are awarded to public school librarians who have created and implemented a local public awareness/marketing campaign that promotes and positions their school library as a necessary resource in the community.
CHICAGO – Eleven STEM Special Event Grants have been awarded by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). Supported by the Danaher Foundation, the STEM Special Event Grant Program supports a special event to increase student engagement by providing direct assistance funding to middle or high school libraries for special short-term projects or events that would engage students to promote STEM education and student interest in a career in the STEM field. Each recipient will receive a $3,000 grant to fund their project or event.
CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has awarded Sheila Michaels, Library Media Specialist at Nixa High School in Nixa Missouri, its’ 2023 Margaret A. Edwards (MAE) Award for Best Literature Program for Teens for her Program BookBag, a community summer outreach initiative. Michaels will receive a $500 award for herself and an additional $500 for her library.
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced that the Kenosha Public Library is the recipient of the 2023 ALSC/Candlewick Press Light the Way Grant. As the recipient of the grant, the library will receive $3,000 to expand its impactful KPL Family Night outreach program and to establish library collections at local emergency shelters.
The American Library Association Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) is excited to announce Gabriel Lopez of San Antonio, TX, and Avi Netzorg Woontner of Santa Fe, NM, as the recipients of the first GNCRT Comics Librarian Conference Travel Grants.
The American Library Association’s Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table and the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation are pleased to announce the 2023 recipients of the Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries. These grants, funded by the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation, are administered by ALA's Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT).