Awards & Scholarships

Penguin Random House Grant Week on the ALSC Blog

Welcome to Penguin Random House grant week on ALSC blog! This week you’ll hear about the 2017 ALA  conference from 2017’s wonderful grant recipients:  Emily Bayci, Katy Halpern, Kathia Ibacache, and Laura Tucker. The first blog post, written by Emily Bayci, will be featured tomorrow afternoon, so stay tuned!

Also, tomorrow, August 1, ALSC and the Grants Administration Committee will begin accepting online applications for the 2018 Penguin Young Readers Group Awards. This award, made possible by an annual gift from Penguin Young Readers Group and Random House Children’s Books, provides a $600 stipend for up to four children’s librarians to attend their first ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. In addition to the stipend, the grant includes a ticket to the 2018 Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder banquet courtesy of Penguin Random House.

Each applicant will be judged on the following:

  • Involvement in ALSC, as well as any other professional or educational association of which the applicant was a member, officer, chairman, etc.
  • New programs or innovations started by the applicants at the library in which he/she works
  • Library experience
  • Applicants must be current personal members of ALSC, as well as ALA members to apply.

Deadline for submissions is Sunday, October 1, 2017. For more information about the award requirements and submitting the online application please visit the Penguin Random House Young Readers Group Award Web page.

(Editor’s note: Check out the posts by Emily Bayci, Katy Halpern, Kathia Ibacache, and Laura Tucker!)

(All photos courtesy of individual Penguin Random House Young Readers Group Award winners)


Today’s Guest Post was written by Courtney Jones. Courtney is the Awards Coordinator at the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC).

One comment

  1. Olivia wilsons

    Dear Admin,
    Your blog is really good and proved a knowledgeable medium for the community. I would like to draw your attention towards our scholarship named as “Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Graduate Fellowships” and application Deadline is “November 1, 2017”. The Fellowship program is available for graduate students in the humanities who are working on topics related to the year’s focal theme.
    For more information regarding the application students can visit the following link:

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