Spending a month looking at old books, in a library that could be part of a Harry Potter movie set: priceless. Appreciating the book as an object is easy to do when said books are such items of beauty that they demand you stop, hold them delicately, and breathe in their history.
A little over five years ago, I started making a felt board version of Little Red Riding Hood. I headed to the Internet to find a couple of different versions, so I could decide which figures I would use and how I would tell the story. I found this Italian version, and was completely sidetracked. That felt story is still unfinished. But my fascination with this old tale was renewed, and I started dreaming about doing an in-depth study of Little Red.
Has anyone ever been jealous of your job because “you get to read all the time” and you wished they right? Apply for the Bechtel Fellowship and you can spend a month reading, researching, and writing!
Yes, children’s librarians have a fellowship of their own! The Bechtel Fellowship provides a $4,000 grant to a qualified children’s librarian to spend a total of four weeks or more reading and studying at the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature of the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville.
This is day two of tales from Bechtel Fellowship. The Bechtel Fellowship, endowed in memory of Louise Seaman Bechtel and Ruth M. Baldwin, provides a $4,000 grant to a qualified children’s librarian to spend a total of four weeks or more reading and studying at the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature of the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville.
Have you ever wanted to take a deep dive into the history of children’s literature? Then the Bechtel Fellowship is for you.
Every year, more than $100,000 is given away through ALSC’s professional awards, grants, and scholarships. Deserving libraries and members across the country receive support to attend conferences, host programs, and get recognized for their achievements. ALSC announces that two professional award applications have already opened. More information on these awards can be found below: Louise Seaman Bechtel Fellowship This fellowship provides a $4,000 stipend to allow a qualified children’s librarian to spend a month or more reading at the University of Florida’s Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature, which contains a special collection of 85,000 volumes of children’s literature published mostly before 1950. Applications due November 1, 2016. Apply now! ALSC Distinguished Service Award This award honors an individual member who has made significant contributions to and an impact on, library services to children and ALSC. The recipient receives $2,000 and an engraved pin at the ALSC Membership Meeting during…
It’s ALSC professional award season and our goal this year is to see you apply for one of these great grants and scholarships. To help you understand why, we’ve prepared a list of the top ten reasons why you should apply for award or grant this fall! 1. Programs are expense ALSC has a bunch of great grants that will help cover the cost of materials, speakers fees, and other assorted costs. 2. Your boss will love it Nothing says, go-getter like going and getting a grant or award. Especially for early-career professionals! Go get ’em! 3. Your community will love it Awards and grants are great public relations fodder. When you win, you can share the news with your local newspaper. Brag a little! 4. A gateway to becoming more involved ALSC professional award winners are in a special community among themselves. Winning an award with ALSC shows that…