CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2019 Penguin Random House 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. The award also includes an invitation to the Newbery-Caldecott-Legacy banquet.
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 personal members of ALSC, as well as ALA members to apply. Deadline for submissions is Oct. 1, 2018. For more information about the award requirements and submitting the online application please visit the Penguin Random House Young Readers Group Award Web page.
ALSC, a division of the ALA, is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. With a network of more than 4,000 children’s and youth librarians, literature experts, publishers and educational faculty, ALSC is committed to creating a better future for children through libraries. To learn more about ALSC, visit ALSC’s website at www.ala.org/alsc.