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Apply Now: The Vietnam War programming kit opportunity

The Vietnam War: An Intimate History, by  Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns
“More than forty years after it ended, the Vietnam War continues to haunt our country. We still argue over why we were there, whether we could have won, and who was right and wrong in their response to the conflict. When the war divided the country, it created deep political fault lines that continue to divide us today. Now, continuing in the tradition of their critically acclaimed collaborations, the authors draw on dozens and dozens of interviews in America and Vietnam to give us the perspectives of people involved at all levels of the war: U.S. and Vietnamese soldiers and their families, high-level officials in America and Vietnam, antiwar protestors, POWs, and many more. The book plunges us into the chaos and intensity of combat, even as it explains the rationale that got us into Vietnam and kept us there for so many years. Rather than taking sides, the book seeks to understand why the war happened the way it did, and to clarify its complicated legacy. Beautifully written and richly illustrated, this is a tour de force that is certain to launch a new national conversation.”

Public libraries are invited to apply to receive a programming kit for “The Vietnam War,” a 10-part documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that will air on PBS stations beginning Sept. 17.  Apply now to bring a programming kit for “The Vietnam War” to your public library.

Fifty public libraries will be selected, through a competitive application process, to receive the kit, which will include a programming guide and a copy of the full 18-hour documentary series on DVD, with public performance rights. The kit will help libraries participate in a national conversation about one of the most consequential, divisive and controversial events in American history.

Recipients will also receive promotional materials, online resources developed to support local programs, opportunities for partnership with local PBS station(s), and more.

Participating libraries will be required to host at least one program related to the film before Jan. 1, 2018, along with other promotional and reporting requirements.

View the full project guidelines: https://apply.ala.org/thevietnamwar/guidelines

Or begin your online application: https://apply.ala.org/TheVietnamWar

Applications must be received by Aug. 1.

In an immersive narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. “The Vietnam War” features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides. Learn more about the film at http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/the-vietnam-war/home/.

The project is offered by the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office in partnership with WETA Productions in Washington, D.C.

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Sarah Ostman

Communications Manager

Public Programs Office

American Library Association

312-280-5061

Thirty AASL members receive Bound To Stay Bound grants to attend first national conference

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Contact:

Jennifer Habley
Manager, Web Communications
American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
312-280-4383

CHICAGO – Thirty members of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) have been awarded a $750 travel grant to attend their first AASL national conference. Generously sponsored by Bound To Stay Bound Books, Inc. (BTSB), the grants will allow recipients to secure housing, transportation and/or registration for the AASL National Conference & Exhibition taking place Nov. 9-11, 2017, in Phoenix, Ariz.

Grant recipients include:

  • Lisa Beal, West Liberty Elementary, West Liberty, Iowa
  • Susan Bloom, Peabody Primary School, Washington, DC
  • Sherri Bryan, San Marcos High School, Santa Barbara, Ca.
  • Tracey Cain, Reams Road Elementary School, Midlothian, Va.
  • Janet Hamilton, K-8, Hampden Wilbraham Regional School District, Wilbraham, Mass.
  • Amy DeNomme, Harrisburg Explorer, Sioux Falls, S.D.
  • Melanie Downie, Auburn Elementary, Auburn, Kansas
  • Christine Drysdale, Somers High School, Lincolndale, N.Y.
  • Valerie Ehlers, Gladbrook-Reinbeck/Grundy Center, Reinbeck, Iowa
  • Terri Gaussoin, Janet Kahn School of Integrated Arts, Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Susannah Goldstein, Bronx School for Law, Government & Justice, Bronx, N.Y.
  • Brenna Greer, Robertsville Elementary, Morganville, N.J.
  • Rebecca Gullans, Albert Einstein Academies Elementary School, San Diego, Calif.
  • Anastasia Hanneken, Indian Mills Memorial School, Shamong, N.J.
  • Julie Hengenius, Pembroke Jr./Sr. High School, Corfu, N.Y.
  • Erica Leu, Pflugerville Elementary, Pflugerville, Texas
  • Joan Maybank, Lynnwood High School, Bothell, Wash.
  • Christina Northrup-Thompson, Ritenour High School, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Alexandra Quay, Sinai Akiba Academy, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Emily Ratica, Arroyo Valley High School, San Bernardino, Calif.
  • Kate Ricter, Bridge Point Elementary, Austin, Texas
  • Lea Roberts, Hollywood Hill Elementary, Woodinville, Wash.
  • Camille Rodgers, Pontotoc High School, Pontotoc, Miss.
  • Alicia Rogers, Christensen Elementary, Tacoma, Wash.
  • Leslie Roy, Maury High School, Norfolk, Va.
  • Jennifer Sharp, John Overton High School, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Georgina Trebbe, Minnechaug Regional High School, Wilbraham, Mass.
  • Paula Tonn, Lodi Middle School, Wis.
  • Stacy Udo, Tumwater High School, Tumwater, Wash.
  • Laurie Vitt, Firgrove Elementary School, Puyallup, Wash.

“At Bound To Stay Bound we recognize the value of the professional school librarian in our schools and take pride in being able to offer these grants to help further their knowledge and give them an opportunity to share their experiences with other professionals,” said Bob Sibert of Bound To Stay Bound Books.

“AASL is so grateful to Bound To Stay Bound Books for their continuing support of the first-timer grant,” said AASL President Audrey Church. “Through their generosity, BTSB is allowing thirty school librarians a chance to see ‘beyond the horizon’ and attend the national conference where AASL’s new ‘National School Library Standards’ will launch. These professionals will be among the first to explore the new standards and will return their schools ready to implement them on Monday.”

The AASL National Conference & Exhibition is the only national conference dedicated solely to the needs of school librarians and their roles as educational leaders. “Beyond the Horizon,” taking place Nov. 9-11, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona, will feature preconference workshops, concurrent sessions and an exhibition featuring companies relevant to the profession. Those communicating about the national conference are encouraged to use the official hashtag, #aasl17.

For more than 95 years Bound To Stay Bound Books, www.btsb.com, has supplied children’s and young adult library books, both fiction and nonfiction, to school and public libraries. It provides books that stand the test of time in both content and durability and services exceeding your expectations.

The American Association of School Librarians, www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.

Troy library receives donation of more than 1,000 books, other materials

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(From SentinelSource.com, By Meghan Foley Sentinel Staff)

“As the Gay-Kimball Library director was defending her budget and proposed repairs to the building at town meeting in March, something was floating in the back of her mind.

Hours earlier, Stephanie R. Charlefour had learned the small library she oversees was one of three recipients of a national grant that would flood its shelves with new books and other materials geared toward helping children learn and become strong readers.

Charlefour had applied for the grant from the Bookapalooza program, which is run by the Association of Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association. Each year since its inception in 2007, the program awards a variety of materials, including books and DVDs, to three public or school libraries in the United States.

The Association for Library Services to Children receives the materials from publishers to evaluate for awards, according to a news release from the organization. But once the books have been reviewed, the association has nowhere to store them. Hence the creation of Bookapalooza.

Charlefour was excited, but couldn’t share her news at town meeting because it wasn’t yet public, she said.

“I remember thinking, ‘This is such a huge honor,’ ” she said. “But I couldn’t announce it publicly until I had gotten the go-ahead.”

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Freedom to Read Foundation Offers 2017 Banned Books Week Grants

Banned Books Week

Applications are open for the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Banned Books Weeks Grants offered through the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund.

Each year FTRF distributes grants to non-profit organizations to support activities that raise awareness of intellectual freedom and censorship issues during the annual Banned Books Weeks celebration (Sept. 24 – 30, 2017.) Staff at all types of libraries, schools, universities, and community organizations are encouraged to apply. Grants are awarded at two levels, $1,000 and $2,500.

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Another chance to go to DC!

http://www.ala.org/yalsa

CMLE members (and others!) – if you are working with teens, and would like to go to Washington DC for Library Legislative Day – YALSA wants to help you!

Check out this opportunity below:

Due to the fact that the White House’s budget proposes eliminating all federal funds for libraries, YALSA’s Board has re-opened the travel stipend application in order to send an additional member to Washington DC to advocate for teens and libraries. The stipend, funded by Friends of YALSA, will enable one qualified recipient to receive up to $1,000 to attend ALA’s 2017 National Library Legislative Day, which will be held in Washington, DC, May 1-2, 2017. Apply by April 10, 2017.  Applicants will be notified the week of April 17, 2017.  Here is the application:

http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/l7nYO4U6bJb8

Thanks,

-Beth

P.S. For other ways to stand up for teens and libraries, read this YALSAblog post

Beth Yoke, CAE

Executive Director

Young Adult Library Services Association

50 E. Huron St. Chicago, IL 60611

1.800.545.2433 x4391

fax: 312.280.5276

byoke@ala.org

@yalsa_director