National School Library Program of the Year Award

Sponsored by Follett

Monetary amount: $10,000

Deadline: January 1, 2017

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 Shannon Carter, 800-545-2433 x 4381


Recipients

Year Awardees
2016 Veterans Memorial Elementary School, Naples, Fla
2015 Blue Valley High School, Stilwell, Kansas
2014 Eaglecrest High School, Centennial, Colo.

2013

 

New Augusta South Elementary School, Ind.

Pennsylvania Avenue School, N.J.

Swan Valley High School, Mich.

2012

 

Hinsdale Township High School District 86

South Texas Independent School District

2011

 

Pine Grove Middle School, N.Y.

Henrico County Public Schools, Va.

North East Independent School District, Texas

2010

 

Perry Meridian Middle School, Ind.

New Canaan High School, Conn.

2009

 

Livonia Central School District, N.Y.

Robert E. Clow Elementary School, Ill.

Blue Valley North High School, Kan.

2008

 

Luella Elementary School, Ga.

Simsbury High School, Conn.

2007

 

Norman Public Schools, Okla.

Harpeth Hall, Tenn.

North Elementary School, Ind.

2006

 

Hilliard City School District, Ohio

Biblioteca Las Americas, Texas

Kapolei High School, Hawaii

2005

 

William Floyd School District, N.Y.

Downers Grove South High School, Ill.

Henry Brader Elementary School, Del.

2004

 

Northside Independent School District, Texas

Boston Arts Academy/Fenway High School, Mass.

Lois Lenski Elementary School, Colo.

2003

 

Millard Public School District, Neb.

Liberty Public School District, Mo.

Cherry Creek High School, Colo.

2002

 

James River High School, Va.

2001

 

DeKalb County School Sysytem, Ga.

Corbett Elementary School, Ariz.

2000

 

Irving Independent School District, Texas

Londonderry School District #12, N.H.

New Trier Township H.S., Ill.

1999

Lincoln Public Schools, Neb.

1998

Hunterdon Central Regional High School, N.J.

1997

 

Gwinnett County Public Schools, Ga

Iowa City Community School District, Iowa

Timothy Dwight Elementary School, Conn.

1996

Maine Township High School West, Ill.

1995

Southern Bluffs Elementary School, Wis.

Smoky Hill H.S, Colo.

1994

Duneland School Corporation, Ind.

Providence Senior H.S., N.C.

Lakeview Elementary School, Wis.

1993

Blue Valley School District USD 229, Kan.

Indian Prairie School District 204, Ill.

1992

Fulton County School System, Ga.

Manhattan/Ogden Unified School District 383, Kan.

1991

Irving Independent School District, Texas

Beecher Road School, Conn.

1990

Greenboro Public Schools, N.C.

Cherry Creek High School, Colo.

1989

Norman Public Schools, Okla.

Middletown Enlarged City School District, N.Y.

David A. Hickman High School, Mo.

1988

West Bloomfield Schools, Mich.

Round Rock Independent School District, Texas

1987

Independent School District 47, Minn.

Community Consolidated School District 62, Ill.

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, Calif. 

1986

District 108,  Ill.

1985

Shoreham-Wading River School District, N.Y.

1984

Riverside-Brookfield Township High School, Ill.

Richmond School System, Va.

1983 no award given
1982 Shaker Heights City School District, Ohio
1981 Blue Valley School District, Kan.
1980 Irvine Unified School District, Calif.
1979 Greenwich Public Schools, Conn.
1978 Cobb County Public Schools,Ga.
1977 Los Alamitos School District, Calif.
1976 Littleton Public Schools, Colo.
1975 Rochester City Schools, N.Y.
1974 Cedar Rapids Community Schools, Iowa
1973 Duneland Community Schools, Ind.
1972 Atlanta Public Schools, Ga.
1971 Leflore County Schools, Miss.
1970 Alhambra School Distract, Ariz.
1969 Iowa City Community Schools, Iowa
1968 San Ramon Valley School District, Calif.
1967 Cleveland Public Schools, Ohio
1966 Albuquerque Public Schools, N.M.
1965 Dade County Public Schools, Fla.
1964 Durham County Schools, N.C.
1963 Anne Arundel County Schools, Md.