Ambassador Reynolds

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. “

UELMA 21 Virtual

It is happening! Members should have recently received an e-mail this AM about our annual conference. It is on March 5th and happening at “your location.”

If you did not get the e-mail have no fear! All the information is here as well. Check your junk or spam folders and make sure you ARE on our mailing list. (Sign up is on the right side.)

Below are the links to what you need. Please read the e-mail details first.

Advocate for Libraries

Register Here

Advocating for the School Library

Thursday, December 3 at 2:00pm

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advocating-for-the-school-library-tickets-123190390775

Learn how to recalibrate and rebrand your school library program so that it supports important district-level priorities such as equity, curriculum and instruction, college and career readiness, and universal design for learning. A Zoom link will be sent to registered participants via email prior to workshop

Presenter Bio

Jonathan Hunt is the Vice President of Professional Development for the California School Library Association, an occasional School Library Journal contributor and a children’s literature expert–having judged the Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, Printz Award, LA Times Book Prize, and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and many others.

New Grants

Who needs some money?! Check out this list of YALSA grants. Many are due by 12/1.

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/awardsandgrants/yalsaawardsgrants

One more.

“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 libraries.  

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”