Awards & Scholarships


The 2019 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal Committee is asking the ALSC membership to submit book titles for consideration. The Sibert Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in the United States in English during the preceding year. For the complete terms and criteria, please refer to the ALSC website. Please remember: Only books from the 2018 publishing year are under consideration for the award. Also, please note that publishers, authors, illustrators, or editors may not suggest their own titles. Go to to post your suggestion. You will need to have your ALA login & password handy to access the suggestion forms.

The submission deadline is October 15, 2018 for the Sibert Medal.

-Kathy Jarombek Chair, 2019 Robert F. Sibert Medal Committee

This post addresses the following ALSC Core Competencies: IV: Knowledge, Curation, and Management of Materials.

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