[Michlib-l] GRANT opportunities & updates for Youth/Teen Services

Lancaster, Catherine (MDE) LancasterC5 at michigan.gov
Wed Aug 23 15:13:11 EDT 2017

Libraries Ready to Code - GRANT
Libraries Ready to Code is an initiative of the American Library Association, sponsored by Google, which aims to ensure libraries have the resources, capacity, and inspiration to embrace activities that promote computational thinking (CT) and computer science (CS) among our nation's youth.
ALA is accepting grant proposals of up to $25,000 to join a cohort of libraries that will 1) implement CT or CS programming for and with youth via their library; and 2) collaboratively develop a Ready to Code toolkit with the goal of enabling any library, regardless of geography, expertise, or affluence to deliver programming that promotes computer science and computational thinking among youth.
Applications are due 8/31/17: http://www.ala.org/tools/readytocode

Science Kits for Public Libraries - GRANT Announcement
Application Deadline: November 15, 2017
The IEEE Science Kits for Public Libraries Grant is offering up to $2,000 in funding to public libraries in the Michigan and Wisconsin area for the
development of circulating math and science collections for pre-university students (K-12). The grant seeks to be a catalyst for educating students about how math and science are used for the benefit of humanity and to provide seed money for creation of library programs that will make a lasting impression.
Past grants have allowed several Midwestern libraries to develop science kit circulating collections and give students access to prepared experiments and science materials that they might not encounter in the traditional classroom. Additionally, these libraries
have created educational programs that allow students to conduct experiments at the library with the guidance of a librarian. This is a program of IEEE-Region 4 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). Visit http://www.ewh.ieee.org/reg/4/SKPL-Apply.php for application forms, grant
guidelines and to learn about the successes of past grant recipients. Send your completed application to:
Jay Williams, Grant Application Chair
IEEE Science Kits for Public Libraries
jjwilliams at ieee.org

College & Career Readiness 2017
YouthTruth, a national nonprofit, has released a study on survey responses from 55,000 high school students: http://www.youthtruthsurvey.org/college-career-readiness-2017/

Math Counts: Using Math in Early Literacy Programming - free webinar
Monday, 10/23/17, 12:00 PM
Many librarians are comfortable incorporating basic math principles in story time, such as counting, number recognition, and shapes, but what other ways can you incorporate mathematics into your regular story time routine? Join JoAnna Schofield, Cuyahoga County Public Library children's librarian and former mathematics teacher, to explore easy (and cheap!) ways to explore computation, spatial awareness, geometry, measurement, data collection and interpretation, and more!  From ALSC: http://www.ala.org/alsc/math-counts-using-math-early-literacy-programming

Libraries invited to join social media activity this Banned Books Week
This Banned Books Week, let patrons know that their words have power - especially their tweets.
During Banned Books Week (Sept. 24-30), the Office for Intellectual Freedom is inviting libraries and nonprofits to partner with it for the Rebel Reader Twitter Tournament<http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/bannedbooksweek/rebelreader>, a Banned Books Week activity that encourages readers to discuss censorship online. Partners receive a digital toolkit, and partner libraries are entered into a drawing for intellectual freedom-themed prizes.

YALSA Volunteer Form Open!
This Fall, YALSA President-Elect Crystle Martin will be making appointments to the following committees<http://ala.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=b9b7f12a0545b1a14ef19a691&id=6dd0e6aba6&e=cbf44b9e30> for one year terms starting Feb. 1, 2018:

  *   Alex Award
  *   Award Committees' Oversight Committee
  *   Morris Award
  *   Odyssey Award
Additionally, appointments will be made for the Selected Lists Teams<http://ala.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b9b7f12a0545b1a14ef19a691&id=0d2a6b3bb0&e=cbf44b9e30> (one year term starting Jan. 1, 2018):

  *   Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
  *   Best Fiction for Young Adults
  *   Great Graphic Novels for Teens
  *   Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
For more information about the selected lists team, email the Hub's member manager at yalsahub at gmail.com<mailto:yalsahub at gmail.com>. Serving on a committee or blogging team is a significant commitment. Before filling out a volunteer form, review the resources on this web page<http://ala.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b9b7f12a0545b1a14ef19a691&id=754b82ee92&e=cbf44b9e30> to make sure that committee work is a good fit for you. If you have any questions about the committees, contact Crystle Martin at crystle.martin at gmail.com<mailto:crystle.martin at gmail.com>. Interested members are encouraged to submit a volunteer form<http://ala.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b9b7f12a0545b1a14ef19a691&id=6be6528793&e=cbf44b9e30> for all mentioned opportunities by Oct. 1.

Cathy Lancaster

Youth Services Coordinator
Statewide Library Services
Library of Michigan
517-373-5700 f
LancasterC5 at michigan.gov<mailto:LancasterC5 at michigan.gov>

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