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YALSA seeking proposals

August 30, 2007

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The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest-growing division of the American Library Association (ALA), will hold its first biennial Young Adult Literature Symposium at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville, Tenn., November 7 – 9, 2008. YALSA will accept proposals for programs and unpublished, scholarly papers through its Web site through October […]

Win one year of Free Tuition

August 27, 2007

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from is giving away one year of free tuition to one lucky student in our Tuition & Textbooks Sweepstakes. Our 50 second-place winners will receive $1,000 in free textbooks, while 1,000 third-place winners get a free textbook up to $150. Enroll yourself or a family member today–the last day to enter is October […]

Scholarship Essay Contest

August 24, 2007


12th annual student scholarship essay contest sponsored by Signet Classics for junior and senior high school students.  Write an essay on Robert Louis Sevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and you could win a $5000 scholarship.  Students can also win a complere Signet Classics library for the school!

At Risk Grant

August 24, 2007

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 Lois Lenski Foundation Awards Grants for Libraries Serving At-Risk Children annually awards grants to rural and urban public libraries serving at-risk children. The grants range from $500 to $5,000. Successful applicants have proposed purchases to update their collections generally or to expand their holdings in special areas. The Foundation welcomes applications from libraries with real need […]

Call for Reviewers

August 24, 2007

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Críticas magazine, a sister publication of Library Journal covering the U.S. Spanish-language market, is seeking reviewers for books, videos, and audio for children and adults. Reviewers should be familiar with general collection development in public and academic libraries and be willing to review books on a regular basis. If you are interested in reviewing Spanish-language […]

Wanted: urban fiction reviews

August 23, 2007

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Credit for this information goes to TeenLibrary. There’s a great new blog that reviews street lit, also called urban fiction, etc. — the gritty books my teens can’t seem to get enough of. It’s at , and creator Daniel Marcou (a corrections librarian and author) is also soliciting reviews. “I am looking for reviews […]

Interview with Julia Avarez

August 23, 2007

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Litminds Blogs and Interviews has a recent interview with Julia Alvarez as she talks about “her writing life, her new book and her forays into organic farming”

“Para leer de boleto”

August 23, 2007

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There’s nothing like the Mexico City metro: hundreds of miles of sweaty commute, neon green seats and beggars and entertainers of all sorts. Idle time is often spent fending off gropers and the occasional organ grinder, but Mexico City’s local government is giving riders another way to while away the hours: reading. the rest of […]

NON Fiction Grant

August 23, 2007

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The Making the Nonfiction Connection Grant from Heinemann-Raintree offers U.S. schools the opportunity to apply for Heinemann-Raintree books valuing up to $5,000.  The purpose of the grant is to recognize and reward extraordinary educational programs that promote the use of series nonfiction and enhance nonfiction literacy. Hurry!  Applications must be received by mail on or […]