Awards & Scholarships

Apply to Host the 2019 Arbuthnot Lecture with Debbie Reese!

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the 2019 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Committee are proud to announce the opening of the application to host the 2019 event featuring scholar, blogger, and advocate for indigenous peoples, Debbie Reese PhD. The Arbuthnot Lecture is an annual event, announced at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting, in which an author, critic, librarian, historian or teacher of children’s literature presents a paper that makes a significant contribution to the field. A library school, department of education in a college or university or a children’s library system may be considered. The lecture is administered by ALSC. Apply Today! Host site application forms can be downloaded at Applications are due May 15, 2018. Information about host site responsibilities is included in the application materials. The lecture traditionally is held in April or early May. About Debbie Reese In February, Debbie Reese, PhD was selected by…

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Suggest a 2019 Arbuthnot Honor Lecturer

2019 Arbuthnot Honor Lecturer

Time is running out to suggest a 2019 Arbuthnot Honor lecturer. 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. A nomination form is available online and the deadline for submissions is October 1. Recent past lecturers include Jacqueline Woodson, Pat Mora, Peter Sís, and Lois Lowery. The complete list of past lecturers is on the ALSC website. The 2019 lecturer will be announced at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting next February in Denver. For more details about the lecture, please visit the Arbuthnot site.