Saturday, July 20, 2019
Announcements

ALA announces 2018 Youth Media Awards winners

The American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults at its Midwinter Meeting in Denver in February.
Spotlight

Making your school’s wishes come true with grants

Four librarians share their tips and methods for researching, writing and apply for grants have been well-rewarded.
Conferences

Fall library conference seeking session proposals

The 2018 Kentucky Library Association/Kentucky Association of School Librarians Conference will be Sept. 19-22 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.
Announcements

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation accepting grant proposals

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, which fosters children’s love of reading and creative expression in America’s diverse culture, is celebrating the 30th year of its mini-grant program with a call for proposals.
Rhea Isenberg

Preschool librarian transforming practice

Henderson County's Rhea Isenberg said applying to become National Board certified pushed her to rethink what an effective library media program looks like.
Recognitions

Kentucky author wins national Green Earth Book Award

Lexington resident and children’s author Mary Knight received the 2017 Green Earth Book Award in Children’s Fiction for her debut novel, “Saving Wonder,” at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Spotlight

#KyLChat provides statewide school librarian professional network

Heidi Neltner, a former school librarian in the Ft. Thomas Independent school district, had been using Twitter to connect with colleagues around the world for many years. Then in 2013, she decided to introduce Kentucky school librarians to this professional networking venue by creating #KyLChat.
Announcements

Kentucky Book Fair brings writers and readers together

The Kentucky Book Fair, an annual event sponsored by Kentucky Humanities, brings together authors and readers to celebrate literacy in the state.
Announcements

AASL announces new National School Library Standards for Learners

Designed to empower leaders to transform teaching and learning, the new “National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians and School Libraries” from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) reflect an evolution of AASL standards.
Recognitions

Kentucky leads nation in 2017 Summer Reading pledges

For the fifth year, Kentucky led the nation in Summer Reading pledges during the annual summer reading challenge sponsored by MetaMetrics.