Awards & Scholarships

Final Call for Children’s Literature Lecture Award Nominations

The Children’s Literature Lecture Award Committee is seeking suggestions for our 2023 honoree. The lecturer may be an author, critic, librarian, historian, or teacher of children’s literature, of any country, who shall prepare a paper considered to be a significant contribution to the field of children’s literature. The lecture will be given in April or May of 2023 at a site to be chosen next year.

ALSC members are welcome to send suggestions to the committee for consideration. Please send your proposed lecturer(s), with supporting rationale for each recommendation.

The nomination form is available online and the deadline for submissions is July 31.

Recent past lecturers include Pat Mora, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Debbie Reese, Andrea Davis Pinkney, and Peter Sis. The complete list of past lecturers is on the ALSC website.

The 2023 lecturer will be announced at the 2022 ALA LibLearnX next January in San Antonio. For more details about the lecture, please visit the Children’s Literature Lecture Award site.

–Gloria Repolesk, Children’s Manager at The O’Neal Library Library (AL), is writing this post on behalf of 2023 Children’s Literature Lecture Awards Committee (formerly known as the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award). She can be reached at

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