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YALSA Seeks Leaders for Summit on Teens & Libraries

September 30, 2012

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The following is an invitation to ‘the party’. It’s a chance to represent the often unrepresented. As part of its year-long National Forum on Libraries and Teens project, YALSA will host a Teens & Libraries Summit Jan. 23-24, 2013, in Seattle.  The Summit will feature speakers, panels and small group discussion to examine the current state […]

SALALM Scholarship

September 30, 2012

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The SALALM Scholarship has been established to encourage professional and leadership development in Latin American and Caribbean Studies academic librarianship. To be awarded biannually commencing in December 2011, the $1000 is for a master’s candidate in an archival studies or ALA-accredited library or information studies program. Since its founding in 1956, the Seminar on the Acquisition […]


September 30, 2012


I’ve been on the road a lot lately. Two weeks ago, I drove to Shakamak State Park near Jasonville, IN with a friend to visit a PowWow. It was my first and I don’t think it will be my last. Last Sunday, I was in Kansas City, MO for the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color. […]

Nominations sought for the Zora Neale Hurston Award

September 26, 2012


Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Zora Neale Hurston Award offered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA). This annual award, founded in 2008, is given to any ALA member who has demonstrated leadership in promoting African American literature. To further the professional development of the winner so that he or she can […]

Get Ready!

September 17, 2012

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Yes!! It’s CYBILS time! The CYBILS are the Children’s and Young Adult Literary Awards. The judges have been announced (YES!! That’s me judging Round 2 Non-Fiction!!) and soon, very soon you’ll be able to nominate your favorite Children’s and Young Adult books. So, start preparing you titles!! The categories will include: •Book Apps •Easy Readers/Short […]


September 9, 2012

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I’m enjoying today. I am prefer these cooler temperatures and am so happy to be at home in the middle of the day to see the sun streaming into my bedroom. I miss Saturday, Garcon and Manning, but I’m still cheering for my Colts and look forward to wearing that same shade of blue to watch the […]

Saturday Trailer: The girl who leapt through time

September 8, 2012


What better day for book trailers than a Saturday? The girl who leapt through time  by Yasutaka Tsutsui(author) and David Karashima (translator) (Alma Books) originally appeared in Japan in 1966 as a science fiction novel written by Japanese writer and actor Yasutaka Tsutsui. Appearing in serial form with the title The Girl Who Runs Through Time, the story soon became a […]

South Asia Book Award Ceremony

September 6, 2012

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The 2012 South Asia Book Award Ceremony Saturday, October 13, 2012 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Wisconsin Studio (3rd floor) Overture Center, 201 State Street, Madison, WI Please join the SABA Award committee and the South Asia National Outreach Consortium as they honor the 2012 Awards-winning authors Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw, author of Same, Same by Different (Henry Holt and Company, 2011) Padma Venkatraman, […]

Interview: Alice Randall, Caroline Randall Williams, Shadra Strickland

September 3, 2012


Alice Randall is the only black woman in history to have written a number one country song. She’s a produced screenwriter and a successful author of contemporary adult fiction. Caroline Randall Williams, her daughter, is an award winning poet and the great-granddaughter of Arna Bontemps. Shadra Strickland  won the Ezra Jack Keats Award and the Coretta Scott […]