ALSC encourages members to submit applications for two awards. Applications for the 2014 Louise Seaman Bechtel Fellowship and the Penguin Young Readers Group Award are due Friday, October 18, 2013.
The Bechtel Fellowship is designed to allow qualified children’s librarians to spend a total of four weeks or more reading and studying at the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature, a part of the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida, Gainesville.
The Penguin Young Readers Group Awards, made possible by an annual gift from Penguin Young Readers Group, provides a $600 stipend to up to four children’s librarians to attend their first ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
Applicants for both of these awards must be personal members of ALSC, as well as ALA members to apply. Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 18, 2013.