3/7/14: Looking for a virtual summer school course? ALA is offering an ecourse, Being Indispensable: a School Librarian's Guide to Proving Your Value and Keeping Your Job, this summer. Hilda K. Weisburg is the facilitator and the course starts on June 9, 2014.
3/5/14: Promote Your School Library -- Here is a short video you can use to promote your school library to your principal, parents, the school board, or any other concerned people. This video was done by ALIA Schools, the Australian school library group.
3/4/14: The 2014 Bologna Ragazzi Awards for international children's books have been announced prior to this year's Bologna Children's Book Fair in Italy. One U.S. book got an honorable mention in nonfiction, Josephine, by Patricia Powell.
2/28/14: The 28th Ezra Jack Keats Book Awards for a new writer and a new illustrator of children's books have been announced. We have these Awards for the past several years in our Bookstore under the Awards/States Search.
2/27/14: Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave has won the Red House Children's Book Award, an award voted on by children and organized by the bookstores in the United Kingdom. Some of the other shortlist titles are familiar to us in the United States.
2/25/14: The McClelland and Krasniewicz Scholarship is available for new librarians to receive a grant to attend ALA this summer. The Scholarship is offered by Random House in honor of two librarians who lost their lives while on the way to an ALA. Entries need to be turned in by March 31, 2014.
2/24/14: Only one more week of early registration for the American Library Association's Annual Conference this summer. It takes place June 26 to July 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Don't gamble on missing it!
2/20/14: The Middle East Outreach Council shared their 2013 Middle East Book Awards for children's and young adult books that contribute meaningfully to an understanding of the Middle East. There is a Picture Book category, a Youth Literature category and a Youth Nonfiction category.
2/20/14: The ALA's Social Responsibility Round Table has released their 2014 Amelia Bloomer books. This is their list of books published in the prior year that highlight women. Our version of the list is in our Bookstore under the Series Search.
2/19/14: The Young Adult Library Services Association has announced their 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults List. Our version of the list, and lists from past years, are in our Bookstore under the Series Search, filed under YALSA.
2/19/14: The United States Board on Books for Young People has shared its 2014 Outstanding International Books List. Although certainly not all of them are currently available in the U.S. we have a list of what we have available on our Bookstore under the Series Search, filed under USBBY.
2/18/14: The Association for Library Service to Children has announced their 2014 Notable Children's Books. Our version of this list, and past years' lists, is available in our Bookstore under the Series Search, filed under "Notable Children's Books".