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Core announces the 2021 Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction Notable Lists

The Core Committee Recognizing Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction presents the 2021 Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction Notable Lists. The lists are composed of notable children’s and young adult science fiction published between November 2019 and October 2020 and organized into three age-appropriate categories. The annotated lists will be posted on the website at www.sfnotables.org. The Golden Duck Notable Picture Books List is selected from books intended for pre-school children and very early readers, up to 6 years old. Recognition is given to the author and the illustrator: The Barnabus Project by Terry Fan, Eric Fan & Devin Fan. Tundra Books Field Trip to the Ocean Deep by John Hare. Margaret Ferguson Books A Jedi You Will Be written by Preeti Chhibber, illustrated by Mike Deas. Disney Lucasfilm Press Llama Unleashes the Alpacalypse written by Jonathan Stutzman, illustrated by Heather Fox. Henry Holt &…Continue Reading

Nomination Deadlines for Core Awards and Scholarships Are Quickly Approaching—Submit Your Nominations Soon!

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Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures invites nominations for its 2020-2021 awards and scholarships, including four awards run on behalf of ALA or with another ALA division and three scholarships from the previous divisions that support LIS students and international members. The following are Core awards and scholarships that are currently accepting nominations and applications. Awards ALA/AIA Library Building Awards Application deadline January 12, 2021, 5 p.m. ET Co-sponsored by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA) and managed by the Core Library Buildings Awards Committee, the ALA/AIA Library Building Awards is an annual competition that recognizes excellence in the architectural design and planning of libraries. This award acknowledges and honors distinguished accomplishment in library architecture by an architect licensed in the U.S. for any library in the U.S. or abroad. Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology Application deadline January 1, 2021…Continue Reading

Free Informational Webinar on the Spectrum Scholarship Application Process

Join The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) on Wed., Dec. 2 at 5 pm CT for an informational webinar aimed at current and prospective Spectrum Scholarship Program candidates. Whether you’re in the early stages of the application process or are learning about the Spectrum Scholarship for the first time, this free, hour-long webinar will show you how to navigate the application process, offer tips on completing the application, and provide expertise on finding additional funding sources for MLS/MLIS programs from Spectrum Scholarship Program alumni and staff. For additional information on the Spectrum Scholarship Program, please visit www.ala.org/advocacy/spectrum.

Submit a Nomination for the Prestigious Kilgour Technology Research Award

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Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures (Core) and OCLC, Inc. invite nominations for the 2021 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology. The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2020. The Kilgour Research Award recognizes research relevant to the development of information technologies, in particular research showing promise of having a positive and substantive impact on any aspect of the publication, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of information or how information and data are manipulated and managed. The winner receives $2,000 cash, an award citation, and an expense-paid trip (airfare and two nights lodging) to the 2021 ALA Annual Conference. Nominations will be accepted from any member of the American Library Association. Nominating letters must address how the research is relevant to libraries; is creative in its design or methodology; builds on existing research or enhances potential for future exploration; and/or solves an important current problem in the delivery of information resources. A…Continue Reading

Nominate an Outstanding Academic Librarian for the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award by Dec. 4, 2020

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We are seeking nominees for the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. This award recognizes outstanding achievements (including risk-taking) by academic librarians who have contributed significantly to improvements in the areas of library automation, library management, and/or library development and research. This award honors the life and accomplishments of Hugh C. Atkinson, one of the major innovators in modern librarianship. This award is funded by an endowment created by divisional, individual, and vendor contributions given in memory of Hugh C. Atkinson. The nominee must be a librarian employed in one of the following during the year prior to application for this award: University, college, or community college library Non-profit consortium, or a consortium comprised of non-profits that provides resources/services/support to academic libraries The nominee must have a minimum of five years of professional experience in an academic library or in a non-profit consortium or a consortium comprised of non-profits. Electronic submissions…Continue Reading

LIS Students: Apply for the 2020 Larew Scholarship for Tuition Help

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Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures and Baker & Taylor are accepting applications for the Core/Christian (Chris) Larew Memorial Scholarship for those who plan to follow a career in library and information technology, demonstrate potential leadership, and hold a strong commitment to library automation. The winner will receive a $3,000 check and a citation. The application form is open through March 1, 2021. Criteria for the Scholarship includes previous academic excellence, evidence of leadership potential, and a commitment to a career in library automation and information technology. Candidates should illustrate their qualifications for the scholarships with a statement indicating the nature of their library experience, letters of reference and a personal statement of the applicant’s view of what they can bring to the profession. Winners must have been accepted to a Master of Library Science (MLS) program recognized by the American Library Association. A link to the application form and instructions for filling it out are available…Continue Reading