The following is an invitation to ‘the party’. It’s a chance to represent the often unrepresented. As part of its year-long National Forum on Libraries and Teens project, YALSA will host a Teens & Libraries Summit Jan. 23-24, 2013, in Seattle. The Summit will feature speakers, panels and small group discussion to examine the current state… Read More YALSA Seeks Leaders for Summit on Teens & Libraries
The SALALM Scholarship has been established to encourage professional and leadership development in Latin American and Caribbean Studies academic librarianship. To be awarded biannually commencing in December 2011, the $1000 is for a master’s candidate in an archival studies or ALA-accredited library or information studies program. Since its founding in 1956, the Seminar on the Acquisition… Read More SALALM Scholarship
I’ve been on the road a lot lately. Two weeks ago, I drove to Shakamak State Park near Jasonville, IN with a friend to visit a PowWow. It was my first and I don’t think it will be my last. Last Sunday, I was in Kansas City, MO for the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color.… Read More SundayMorningReads
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Zora Neale Hurston Award offered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA). This annual award, founded in 2008, is given to any ALA member who has demonstrated leadership in promoting African American literature. To further the professional development of the winner so that he or she can… Read More Nominations sought for the Zora Neale Hurston Award
Yes!! It’s CYBILS time! The CYBILS are the Children’s and Young Adult Literary Awards. The judges have been announced (YES!! That’s me judging Round 2 Non-Fiction!!) and soon, very soon you’ll be able to nominate your favorite Children’s and Young Adult books. So, start preparing you titles!! The categories will include: •Book Apps •Easy Readers/Short… Read More Get Ready!