ALSC Virtual Conference – Multiple Scholarships Available – Deadline 9/9!

There are 13 scholarships available for public library staff to apply for the 2020 Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Virtual National Institute [] which will take place online between October 2-3.  Due to COVID-19 and the conference moving online, we’re able to offer more scholarships than normal due to the lower cost involved.  The details for the scholarships are as follows:

Number of Scholarships:  20 minimum

Deadline:  September 9th by end of day (recipients will be notified on 9.11)

Application Link:  ALSC Scholarship []

If awarded a scholarship, conference attendees will be expected to participate in a “Teach Back []” as a way to share the knowledge they gained with the wider Virginia library world.

For more information regarding scholarships from the Library of Virginia, please see our Scholarships [] page on the InfoCenter.  If you have any questions, please let me know.  Thanks and have a wonderful rest of your day!


Free Live-Virtual Discussion

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Topic: Unmasking the Realities: Racial Equity in Education on Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Racial equity is corrective justice for communities that have suffered oppression due to a long history of legislated or institutionalized racism. Many people may not realize there is an equity problem in education because their individual experiences or biases don’t allow them to see inequity. Yet there are visible disparities in student outcomes, teacher performance, curriculum, admission practices and more linked to race.

Join us for a candid conversation with parents and educators about the impact of COVID-19 on an education system that already faces a pre-existing struggle with racial equity. Panelists include:

Dr. Littisha Bates, Parent, Associate Dean, Teacher, Researcher and Activist, University of Cincinnati

Shadiyah Cammack, Teacher, Chicago, IL

Yolanda Lauderdale, Parent, Teacher, Cincinnati Public Schools

Whitney Owens, Parent, Chief Learning Officer, Cincinnati Museum Center

Monise Seward, Parent, Teacher, Atlanta, GA