Frances Henne Award

Sponsored by ABC-CLIO

Monetary Amount: $1,250


Deadline: February 1, 2019


The Frances Henne Award recognizes a school librarian with five years or less experience who demonstrates leadership qualities with students, teachers and administrators, to attend an AASL national conference or ALA Annual Conference for the first time.


The following criteria will be used in the selection process:

  1. The applicant shall be a current AASL personal member.
  2. The applicant shall be currently employed as a school librarian at the building-level and have from 1-5 years experience as a school librarian. School library experience should not exceed 5 years.

  3. The applicant shall have no previous attendance at an ALA Annual Conference or an AASL National Conference.

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Shannon Carter email icon
AASL Program Coordinator

Past Recipients

Year    Recipient

2018    Deb Sondall Saetveit

2017    Julie Stivers

2016    Kate Lechtenberg

2015    Diana Rendina

2014    Carolyn Stenzel

2013    Amy Jo Southworth

2012    Alisa Auchmoedy-Finck

2011    Shannon Hyman

2010    Melanie Gibson

2009    Jill Mantel

2008    Sarah Prielipp

2007    Jessica Klinker

2006    Gladys Fox

2005    John McDonald

2004    Cynthia Welsh

2003    Teresa Diaz

2002    Laura Stiles

Year    Recipient

2001    Katherine Grant Cadden

2000    Carl A. Harvey II

1999    Marsha Trentham Hunter

1998    Kimberly A. Grimes

1997    Roxanna K. Morse

1996    Jane Baldwin

1995    Suzanne Shearman

1994    Robert Craig Bunch

1993    Susan Elizabeth Bucko

1992    Barbara A. Jansen

1991    David Wayne Calendar

1990    Joan Enders

1989    Kathleen Rooney Sornsin

1988    Jane Louise Thomas

1987    Nancy Quesada Moreno

1986    Kathryn Smrekar