Frances Henne Award

Sponsored by ABC-CLIO

Monetary amount: $1,250

Deadline: February 1, 2017


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.

View the award rating sheet. pdf icon

Questions? Contact Shannon Carter, 800-545-2433 x 4381

Past Recipients

Year Recipient
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
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