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GO GIRL: grants and more!!

April 29, 2008

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You go, girl! GoGirlGo! Grants fund sports and physical activity programs for girls, especially economically disadvantaged girls and girls living within populations with high rates of high risk behaviors. A total of $430,000 will be awarded through multiple grants. Deadline: May 9, 2008. More info: Also available from the Women’s Sports Foundation:  Education kits […]

Diversity Grant Exentsion–ALA

April 26, 2008

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The Office for Diversity has extended its deadline for proposals for the 2008 Diversity Research Grants from April 30 to May 19, 2008. Applicants must be current ALA members, and 2008 proposals must address one of three identified topics: * The Impact of Rapidly Shifting Demographics on Information Needs, Services and Strategies * Diversity and […]

Site to Let you Feed The world

April 23, 2008

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Sometimes I think it’s kinda silly that you have to click on a website for these folks to give away food they must already have (because they’re not receiving a donation from the click!!) but …whatever… let’s get to clicking! – 5 cents a click! – Feed Rice! – Feed Flour! […]

Register Now!

April 23, 2008


Show your support of teens and literature by registering for Teen Read Week, Books with Bite @ your library, online at More information, including registration benefits, can be found at Teen Read Week is Oct. 12-18. Registrants will have access to this year’s logo and YALSA’s pocket-sized Books with Bite pamphlet, recommending themed […]

Engaging Teens Conference

April 22, 2008


Less than three weeks until the first-ever Engaging Teens Conference 2008, which takes place on May 8-9, 2008. This event is co-sponsored by OCLC Eastern and SOLINET and is intended for those involved in teen programming in libraries, educators and other professionals who work with teens. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to come […]

Illiteracy in Mali

April 19, 2008

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In 2000 the Malian government signed on to the United Nations Education for All goals to help 50% more adults become literate by 2015, but eight years on still only 30% of Malian adults can read or write, and the government is yet to outline its strategy to address the problem. “We have very low […]

Functioning Illiterate

April 19, 2008

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crossposted in “Chikky Soup Meets Stinky Tofu” It was quite a revelation when my friend, Flame, commented that we are functional illiterates. Here we are intelligent women, degreed educators who have raised children, maintain our own finances and who love to read. Yet, we are functionally illiterate in this society. Flame has been here longer […]

Publishing Update

April 17, 2008

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Alessandra Balzer, former executive editor at Hyperion Children’s books, and Donna Bray, former editorial director at Hyperion, are joining forces at Harper Children’s to form the imprint Balzer and Bray.  They’ll release their first titles in the fall of 2009 and plan to produce everything from picture books to YA. Hyperion is changing its name to Disney-Hyperion, […]

YALSAs Teen Lit Symposium

April 9, 2008

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Come experience YALSA hospitality in Nashville, Tenn., at the first-ever Young Adult Literature Symposium, Nov. 7-9! The symposium’s theme is “How We Read Now,” and will feature an optional pre-conference on illustrated materials for teens, a genre luncheon that will give attendees the chance to meet & mingle with authors, as well as two days […]