National School Library Program of the Year Award

Sponsored by Follett

Monetary amount: $10,000 (awarded to up to three schools or school districts)

Deadline: January 1, 2014

Overview

Established in 1963, the National School Library Program of the Year (NSLPY) Award honors school library programs practicing their commitment to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information, as well as exemplifying implementation of AASL's learning standards and program guidelines. The award recognizes exemplary school library programs that are fully integrated into the school's curriculum.

Criteria

The NSLPY Award, guided by AASL's Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs, recognizes school library programs that meet the needs of the changing school and library environment. Exemplary school library programs ensure that the students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. These programs empower learners to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users of information.

The following criteria will be used in the selection process:

  • The school librarian must be a personal member of AASL.

  • All of the foundational elements listed in the application must be met.

It is strongly recommended that the school/school district download and review the application and rubric for this award.

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

Past Recipients