It is true. UELMA tried to get Jason Reynolds to our conference this year but he had other plans. All is not lost though. Here is an opportunity for YOU to submit a proposal to have him at “your event”!
(an excerpt is below) Please visit the whole story at www.everychildareader.net
“Reynolds will meet with students virtually* in small, underserved communities across the country during the second year of his two-year term to have meaningful discussions with young people. Through his platform, GRAB THE MIC: Tell Your Story, he will connect with, listen to, and empower students in these communities to share their own stories and start their journey as storytellers. “
Who needs some money?! Check out this list of YALSA grants. Many are due by 12/1.
“Apply for the Libraries
Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries grant
by Dec. 2 for a chance to receive $3,000, specifically for small and rural
- Applicants must have a membership with either the American Library Association OR the Association for Rural & Small Libraries.
- For more information, click on the following link: http://www.ala.org/tools/librariestransform/libraries-transforming-communities/focusgrants“
But wait – there is even more!
“$1,000 Grant available for creative and innovative librarians. Click on this link for more information: Joann Sweetland Lum Memorial Grant. Click on this link for the grant application: Joann Sweetland Lum Memorial Grant Application.
Application and Timeline
Submit an online application by December 1 of each year.
December 1 – Online applications due 11:59 pm
December/January – Applications reviewed by committee
February 1 – Grant recipient announced; other applicants notified.
February 15 – Grant funds distributed to grant recipient
March – November — Grant implemented
November — Grant recipient submits final report/video to YALSA”
During this challenging time we would love to offer some professional development options to help our UELMA members. Please fill out the linked survey, letting us know what format would work best for you, and what topics you would be interested in!
click below for the
Professional Development Survey
This same survey was e-mailed this morning. If you did not get please be sure to sign up for our mailing list over on the right-hand side of our website. If you got it twice… you are probably on the mailing list and on the website subscriber list when something new gets posted. Both are good.
Thank you in advanced for filling out the survey and letting us know what works best for the majority.
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