ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant

Sponsored by ABC-CLIO

Monetary amount: up to $1,750

Deadline: February 1, 2014

Overview

The ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant is given to school library associations that are AASL affiliates for planning and implementing leadership programs at the state, regional, or local levels.

Possibilities include programs that:

  • Involve new members;
  • Train on-going leaders;
  • Prepare school librarians to be building or district level leaders;
  • Encourage collaboration among organizations.

New ideas and approaches to leadership are encouraged.

Criteria

All applications for the grant will be judged against the following criteria:

  1. Program objectives are clear
  2. Nature and importance of desired leadership qualities are specified
  3. Intended participant group is well defined
  4. Plan of action and calendar are included
  5. Budget is well planned
  6. Evaluation plan is valid and follow-up activities are appropriate
  7. Program has merit for replication by other affiliates

Applicant must be a current member of the AASL Affiliate Assembly.

The recipient organization is responsible for providing a final written report, which will include an itemized statement of expenses, an evaluation of the results, and suggestions for improvement. The organization is also responsible for presenting a brief oral report at the Affiliate Assembly meeting during the ALA Midwinter Meeting following the completion of the project.

View the grant rating sheet.

Questions? Contact Allison Cline, 800-545-2433 x 4385

Past Recipients

Year Recipient
2014 Kentucky Association of School Librarians
2013 North Carolina School Library Media Association
2012 Iowa Association of School Librarians
2011 Texas Association of School Librarians
2010 Alabama Instructional Media Association
2009 no award given
2008 Colorado Association of School Libraries
2007 Association for Indiana Media Educators
2006 no award given
2005 Wisconsin Educational Media Association
2004 Colorado Association of School Librarians
2003 Minnesota Educational Media Organization
2002   Nebraska Educational Media Association
2001 Educational Media Association of New Jersey
2000 Massachusetts School Library Media Association
1999 Hawaii Association of School Librarians
1998 Ohio Educational Library Media Association
1997 New England Educational Media Association
1996 Massachusetts School Library Media Association and
Massachusetts Library Association Children's Issues Section
1995 Wisconsin Educational Media Association
1994 Alaska Association of School Librarians
1993 Massachusetts School Library Media Association
1992 Colorado Educational Media Association
1991 South Dakota School Library Media Association
1990 no award given
1989 Kansas Association of School Librarians
1988 New York Library Association, School Library Media Section
1987 California Media and Educators Association