Awards (Scholarships & Grants)

ALSC selects Hyunjin Han as 2022 Emerging Leader

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. 

Lauren Tubbs Chosen as a 2022 Core Emerging Leader

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is pleased to announce that Lauren Tubbs has been named as a Core Emerging Leader (EL). Currently working as the program manager for the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Ala. and an adjunct professor of English Literature at Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, her library interests include digital humanities, academic libraries, reference, collection development, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Elizabeth Dawson Selected as a 2022 Core Emerging Leader

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Dawson has been named as a Core Emerging Leader (EL). Dawson is the Technical Services Librarian at Arizona Western College in Yuma, Ariz., which she joined after receiving her MLIS in 2019.

Victoria Kowanetz Named a 2022 Core Emerging Leader

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is pleased to announce that Victoria Kowanetz has been selected as a Core Emerging Leader (EL). Kowanetz is the Assistant Community Library Manager at Queens Public Library (QPL) at Poppenhusen in College Point, N.Y. where she began her library career as a children’s librarian.

2021 IRRT Mission Enhancement Grant call for proposals

CHICAGO — The International Relations Round Table (IRRT) announces the call for proposals for its Mission Enhancement Grant. In 2016, IRRT members and supporters established the IRRT Endowment. Interest from the Endowment will be used to fund member-initiated proposals for international projects that contribute to ALA’s role in international librarianship.

Dr. Gregory Leazer Awarded ALSC Research Agenda Pilot Grant

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.

ALA announces Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship Program and informational session

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the return of the Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship Program. Building off the success of the Spectrum Scholarship Program which provides one-year academic funding for LIS students who identify as American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, the Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship Program seeks to recruit diverse LIS faculty members. 

Libraries are invited to apply for the 2022 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries

CHICAGO  —  The Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) of ALA and the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation are pleased to announce the opening of the 2022 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries grant cycle. These grants recognize libraries for their role in the growth of graphic literature and awards funds and resources for graphic novel collection development and programming and are open to libraries and institutions across North America.

United for Libraries to coordinate 16th Annual National Friends of Libraries Week; award applications open

EXTON, Pa. — Friends of the Library groups and libraries across the country will be celebrating the 16th annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 17-23, 2021.

National Friends of Libraries Week offers a two-fold opportunity to celebrate Friends – promoting the group in the community, raising awareness and increasing membership, and giving libraries and boards of trustees the opportunity to recognize the Friends for their help and support of the library.

Applications Open for 2022 AASL Awards

CHICAGO – Applications for the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2022 awards are now available. AASL members are encouraged to nominate a colleague or themselves to be lauded for their outstanding talent and dedication to the profession as part of this prestigious awards program. AASL awards and grants recognize excellence and showcase best practices in the school library field in categories that include collaboration, leadership, and innovation.

Applications are now open for: