The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, has announced the Joann Sweetland Lum Memorial Grant, which aims to annually recognize a librarian or a library employee who has a creative, innovative project that promotes literacy.
All literacy grant project ideas, regardless of how big or small, are welcome. Examples of literacy include, but are not limited to, digital, media, visual, computer, data, financial, civic/ethical, news, information, multicultural, and cultural literacy.
Any library personnel who work with young people (aged 10-19) in any library setting are eligible to apply for this $1,000 annual literacy grant. YALSA membership is not required; however, if chosen as a recipient, part of the grant funds must be used to join YALSA/ALA. Submitted applications will be reviewed by an award jury. One recipient will receive the grant to implement their literacy project.
For more information, and to apply, visit the website: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/joann-sweetland-lum-memorial-grant