May 21, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Student Opportunities & an ALSC Institute Scholarship | News Bites

An internship, scholarship, and grant are part of the latest roundup of opportunities with fast-approaching deadlines.

Grants, Book Drive and a Reading Challenge | News Bites

Information about upcoming We Need Diverse Books internship grants, Native American enhancement grants, the YALSA Hub Reading Challenge, and more.

ISTE, AASL Awards Applications; Grants & Mentorship Opportunities | News Bites

Deadlines are fast approaching to apply for grants, awards, and more.

Book Grants; #StrivingReaders Giveaway; IWitness Video Challenge | News Bites

Here’s a roundup of grant opportunities, contests, and award submissions.

Librarians Use “Ready to Code” Grants, Learn From Each Other

Librarians from across the country are helping ALA create a toolkit of coding resources.

YA Lit Talk Show; Quick Picks, Amazing Audiobooks Announced | SLJTeen News

Check out our latest roundup of news for librarians who serve teens.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary, the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. That was certainly the case in our experience. However, at each level—middle […]

YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten; L.A. Times Book Awards Announced

The latest roundup of award news, grants, and more for librarians who serve teens.

James Patterson To Give $1.75 Million To Bolster Classroom Libraries

In the third installment of Patterson’s School Library Campaign in partnership with Scholastic Reading Club, grants of $500 will be given to 3,500 teachers.

Grant and Scholarship Opportunities

Here’s a round-up of scholarships, grants, and prizes available to teachers, librarians, and students.

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New Year, New Ideas: Knockout Programming for 2017

From astronomy and salsa storytime to family literacy and more, these programming ideas for the year ahead hit it out of the park.

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Grants, New Tools—and Fab Fashion | News Bites

Our roundup of news briefs includes grant and scholarship opportunities, an incredible fashion archive, and a new friend for Pooh.

Lilead Project Receives IMLS Support for New Round of Fellows

The Lilead Project, established in 2012 to support and build community among U. S. school library supervisors, has received an IMLS grant to continue its Lilead Fellows program and to create the Lilead Leaders initiative for advocacy and activism.

Laura Bush: $13 Million in School Library Grants and Counting

A former First Lady’s love of books has transformed into far reaching support for our neediest students.

Apply for AASL Inspire Grants; ALAN Grants for Librarians Announced | SLJ Teen News

The American Association of School Librarians invites school librarians to apply for two new grants. The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents has two new awards that may be of interest to librarians working with teens.

Act now: Important IAL funding news from the DOE!

An ALA District Dispatch post by Kevin Maher yesterday, shared an important clarification from the Department of Education regarding the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program. The notice in the Federal Register shared that 50 percent of all grant funds, more than $13 million, are reserved for use by school libraries serving high need LEAs. […]

James Patterson Puts Cash Behind his Convictions with the Help of Scholastic Reading Club

The YA author will personally donate $1.75 million in grants to save school libraries.

Capstone Offers Matching Grants for Ebooks

Schools can apply to MN-based publisher Capstone to receive a matching grant toward the purchase of its interactive ebooks in a program announced today.

NBA’s Pistons Give Detroit High School Library a Makeover

A Detroit high school has scored a slam dunk—a renovation of its school library—by winning the Detroit Pistons’ “Reading Room Makeover” for 2015–16. More than 30 Michigan schools from 24 cities applied for the makeover, which supplies new carpeting, paint, and furniture.

2015 Debut YA Authors Launch Adopt-a-Library Initiative

A group of first-time YA authors have banded together to adopt 15 school and public libraries, offering participating sites the chance to receive a set of 15 books, Skype author visits, and virtual Q&As. Applications are due by April 24.