Kimberly Taylor-Cloud, a youth services librarian at the Fairburn branch of the Atlanta-Fulton (Georgia) Public Library System, has won the 2018 Young Adult Services Symposium library worker stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association. The stipend will provide Taylor-Cloud with up to $1,000 to offset travel expenses to attend the 2018 Young Adult Services Symposium, November 2–4 in Salt Lake City.
YALSA, Aug. 13
The opioid crisis is destroying lives, and many libraries are witnessing this problem first-hand among their patrons, with some librarians even being trained to administer anti-overdose drugs. ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of its popular workshop, Dealing with Substance Abuse in the Library: A Guide to Helping Patrons and the Community with Steve Albrecht. This 90-minute workshop will take place October 3 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern. Registration is available on the ALA Store.
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions, Aug. 8; American Libraries feature, Sept./Oct. 2017
The Association for Library Service to Children and the Grants Administration Committee are 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 and an invitation to the Newbery-Caldecott-Legacy banquet. Applicants must be personal members of ALSC and ALA members. Deadline for submissions is October 1. For more information, visit the Penguin Random House Young Readers Group Award web page.
ALSC, Aug. 14
The Friends of the Shelby (Mich.) Area District Library and the Friends of the Ravenna (Neb.) Library have been recognized with United for Libraries’ Baker & Taylor Awards for outstanding efforts to support their libraries. Each group receives $1,000 and a plaque from Baker & Taylor to honor their achievements. In addition, the Friends of the Stirling Road Branch Library in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Friends of the Ferguson Library in Stamford, Connecticut, earned honorable mentions. For more information about Baker & Taylor Awards and details of the award-winning programs visit United for Libraries.
United for Libraries, Aug. 14
The Young Adult Library Services Association will be partnering with DOGObooks, the largest website for kids and teen books, to host the voting for the 2018 Teens’ Top Ten for the sixth year in a row. Voting by teens has grown significantly over the last couple of years, and YALSA expects a record number of votes this year. Voting will take place from August 15 to October 13, 2018. Teens from ages 12–18 are eligible to participate and can vote for up to three of their favorite titles from the list of 25 nominated. A video featuring all of the 25 nominated books can be found on the Teens’ Top Ten site.
YALSA, Aug. 13
Forty-five state library associations (ALA Chapters) partner with ALA to offer a joint student membership program, which allows students engaged in a program of study or certification in MLS/MLIS, CAEP, and LTA programs for no more than five total years to join ALA and one participating ALA Chapter for one low membership rate. A one-year joint student membership costs $40. These membership dues increase to $42 on September 1 and will be valid through August 31, 2019. To learn more about the ALA joint student membership, visit ala.org/aboutala/joint-membership-program.
ALA Chapter Relations Office, Aug. 14
200+ Original and Adapted Story Program Activities, published by ALA Editions, is a new resource ready for use by children’s librarians, elementary-level media specialists, and early childhood instructors. Master storyteller and storytimes creator Rob Reid’s compendium of his “greatest hits” includes original and adapted fingerplays, poems, activities involving movement and music, participation stories, felt stories, imagination exercises, spoonerism stories, and library raps.
ALA Editions, Aug. 14