ilovelibraries, an initiative of the American Library Association, is accepting nominations for the I Love My Librarian Award, which encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians. Each year 10 librarians are selected to receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque, and a travel stipend to attend an awards ceremony and reception held in their honor. Each nominee must be a librarian with a master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association in library and information studies, or a master’s degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational unit accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Nominees must currently be working in the United States in a public library, a library at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or a library at an accredited K–12 school. The Carnegie Corporation of New York sponsors the I Love My Librarian Award; the New York Public Library and The New York Times are cosponsors.
Deadline: October 21, 2019, for nominations for 2019–2020 award; winners to be announced in early December
Since 2013 the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’sScholarly Communicationsprogram has been making a series of grants to help diversify the body of primary source evidence available to, for example, activists, artists, researchers in humanities fields, community historians, genealogists, teachers, and students. These grants are designed to support and strengthen a body of archival practice called community-based archiving.
Born in a Waldorf-inspired public charter school classroom in California, Cyber Civics meets a growing need to prepare middle school students to be ethical, safe, and wise digital citizens. The in-class program has three levels—Level 1: Digital Citizenship; Level 2:Information Literacy; and Level 3: Media Literacy for Positive Participation.