Awards (Scholarships & Grants)

ALA and LCA award Eric Harbeson the Oakley Memorial Scholarship Award

Washington, D.C. — The American Library Association (ALA) and the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) have selected Eric Harbeson, music special collections librarian at the University of Colorado at Boulder, as the first recipient of the Robert L.

University of Michigan’s Ilana Barnes wins business librarian travel grant for ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - Ilana Barnes, circulation supervisor and reference assistant at the University of Michigan Kresge Business Administration Library and a student at the University of Michigan’s School of Information, is the 2012 recipient of the BRASS Gale Cengage Learning Student Travel Award, a travel grant given annually by the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS).

Virginia Beach (Va.) Public Library wins the H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has chosen the Virginia Beach (Va.) Public Library as the winner of the 2012 H.W. Wilson Staff Development Grant, for its innovative concept of a hands-on staff training program entitled “Petting Zoo.” 

AASL Innovative Reading Grant awarded to Kristine Klopp

CHICAGO — Kristine Klopp’s  project,  “Square Off for Reading!,” is the 2012 recipient of the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Innovative Reading Grant. Sponsored by Capstone, this grant of $2,500 supports the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program for children that motivates and encourages reading, especially with struggling readers.

ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant awarded to the Iowa Association of School Librarians

CHICAGO – The Iowa Association of School Librarians (IASL) and its program “Growing the Next Generation of Leaders: A Leadership Academy,” were named the winner of the 2012 American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant. Established in 1986 and sponsored by ABC-CLIO, the grant of $1,750 is given to school library associations that are AASL affiliates for planning and implementing leadership programs at the state, regional or local levels.

AASL Research Grants awarded to Ann Dutton Ewbank and Daniella Smith

CHICAGO — Researchers Ann Dutton Ewbank from Arizona and Daniella Smith from Texas are the 2012 recipients of the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) Research Grant sponsored by Capstone. Established in 1993, AASL Research Grants are given to up to two school librarians, library educators or library information science or education professors to conduct innovative research aimed at measuring and evaluating the impact of school library programs on learning and education.

PLA award winners represent excellence in public libraries

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association (PLA) has announced 12 2012 award winners honoring the best in public library service, innovation and outreach.

FINRA Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association announce $1.2 million in grants to public libraries to support financial literacy

WASHINGTONThe Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association (ALA) have announced $1.2 million in grants to 16 recipients as part of the Smart investing@your library® initiative.

New scholarship opportunity for library student to attend PLA 2012

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is offering a scholarship to one library school student to attend the PLA 2012 Conference, March 13-17 in Philadelphia. The scholarship covers conference registration, four nights hotel and up to $500 reimbursement for travel to and from the conference.

Carlson, Shutts win BWI/YALSA Collection Development Grants

CHICAGO — Erik Carlson , teen librarian at the White Plains (N.Y.) Public and Cynthia Shutts, teen librarian of the White Oak Library District, Romeoville (Ill.) Branch, won the 2011 BWI/YALSA Collection Development Grant, administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association (ALA).