2017-2018 Calif. Young Reader Medal Nominees: The Calif. Young Reader Medal committee has announced the nominees for the 2017-2018 school year. Since 1974, this program has encouraged students to read a variety of books and vote on their favorites. See the list of nominees at: www.californiayoungreadermedal.org/news/announcing-the-2017-2018-california-young-reader-medal-nominees .
ALSC (Association of Library Service to Children) Receives Honor: ALA’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) has named ALSC as the recipient of its 2017 Award for Political Activism. This important award is in recognition of ALSC’s “efforts to stand for nondiscrimination by cancelling its 2016 National Institute that had been scheduled to be held in North Carolina due the repealing of all GLBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinances throughout North Carolina.” www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2017/02/alsc-recipient-2017-glbtrt-award-political-activism