This grant awards $5,000 for a library to use towards improving or expanding the services and programs it provides to help teens master text-based literacies. Funds may be used to provide new or support on-going successful programs. All personal YALSA members who represent a public library or school library are eligible to apply. Up to five grants will be awarded in 2015.
Successful applicants will address teen needs beyond traditional print reading comprehension and be inclusive of activities that help teens build skillls to successfully navigate text-based literacies in both a print and an online world. Appropriate activities include but are not limited to navigating nonlinear text, repeatedly evaluating resources, sifting through extraneous materials, inferring meaning, and using a range of features to compose unified messages. Potential applicants can visit YALSA's wiki
to learn more about multiple literacies.
All applicants must be current personal members of ALA/YALSA at the time the application is submitted. Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2015. Each essay portion of the application below allows for up to 350 words.