Scholarship, Grant, and Award Opportunities
Ongoing, Monthly (due April 15th). Awesome Foundation: Awesome Innovation in Libraries Chapter. $1000 to provide a catalyst for prototyping both technical and non-technical library innovations that embody the principles of diversity, inclusivity, creativity, and risk-taking.
Closing April 16th, 2017. Snapdragon Book Foundation Grant. $500 – $20,000 to improve school libraries for disadvantaged children (primarily project-based collection development).
Closing May 5th – Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming. $5000 to recognize, promote, and support excellence in humanities programming in elementary and middle school libraries that serve children K–8.
Closing May 12th – 2017 Banned Books Week Grants Offered through Freedom to Read Foundation’s Krug Fund. $1,000 and/or $2,500 in support of activities celebrating Banned Books Week (Sept. 25–30th, 2017).
Closing May 20th – SLJ School Librarian of the Year Nominations. $2,500 cash award, plus $2,500 worth of print and digital materials from Scholastic Library Publishing.
For the complete record of scholarships, grants, and other award opportunities posted in SAYL Mail, visit the SGA Archives.
Media Specialist, North Slope Borough School District
Librarian, TBD, Anchorage
Additional and up-to-date information at Alaska Teacher Placement
Training and Continuing Education Opportunities
UAS Upper Division Children’s Literature courses offered this summer.
ED 603 – Alaska Literature for Young People. Online: W 4:30 — 6:00 PM, May 15 – August 5. On UAS campus: M-F, June 5-9. $1386
UAS Summer Course Schedule.
The following webinars are no cost and run approximately one hour unless otherwise noted. Opportunities not fitting your schedule? Many of these webinars will later be available as archives.
Tuesday, April 4th, 10am – Spring Picture Books! (Booklist)
Wednesday, April 5th, noon – Step Outdoors with Digital Storytelling: Integrating Storytelling & Science (edWeb)
Thursday, April 6th, noon – Bringing Coding to the Makerspace (School LIbrary Journal)
Tuesday, April 11th, 10am – Middle-Grade Reading, Spring 2017 (Booklist)
Tuesday, April 11th,11am – Sleeper Hits for Summer 2017 Sleeper Hits for Summer 2017 (Library Journal)
Tuesday, April 18th 10am – Now Hear This: #LoveAudiobooks (Booklist)
Additional and up-to-date opportunities at the Library Development Training and Continuing Education Calendar
As Seen on Alaska School Librarians Facebook
A roundup of resources shared and questions asked on the Alaska School Librarians Facebook group. This is intended to give readers the chance to access resources at work if Facebook is filtered. Only timely questions, announcements, and links to non-Facebook resources are listed here.