Dorothy Helfeld Fellowships Available for ACL Membership: Are you a Bay Area children’s librarian or library school student who might be interested in joining the Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California? If so, check out the Dorothy Helfeld Fellowships, which pay for your first year’s membership. The application is available at: www.smore.com/h198-dorothy-helfeld-fellowships .
SFPL’s Luis Herrera Receives Sullivan Award: Luis Herrera, city librarian for San Francisco Public Library, will receive the Peggy Sullivan Award as a “library administrator who has shown exceptional understanding and support for public library service to children.” He will be awarded at the ALA Conference in June in Las Vegas. www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2014/03/luis-herrera-director-san-francisco-public-library-receives-2014-sullivan .
Women’s History Month Programming Ideas: Check out Penny Peck’s contribution to the blog focusing on children’s books for Women’s History Month – http://kidlitwhm.blogspot.com/2014/03/d-i-y-womens-history-month-programming.html . There are five craft ideas and five games, all linked to a children’s book on women who have contributed to our society. You can do all of these for a large program, or one a day for a passive program.
Nominees for Children’s Choice Awards Announced: The nominees for the Children’s Choice Book Awards were announced on March 13, 2014. Winners are chosen by an online vote. Many librarians were surprised to see Rush Limbaugh nominated for Author of the Year. The winners will be announced in mid-May during Children’s Book Week. www.cbcbooks.org/voting-for-the-7th-annual-childrens-choice-book-awards-opens-march-25-2014/#.UyG2M4U21UQ?utm_source=CCBA-BW+Voting+-+March+2014&utm_campaign=CCBA-BW+Voting+-+March+2014&utm_medium=email