AASL Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards

Sponsored by Roger and Susan D. Ballard; Edward M. and Helen R. Adams; and Cassandra Barnett

Monetary Amount: Four $2,500 grants annually

Deadline: February 1

Overview

This grant is designed to help AASL affiliates plan and execute an event, program, or activity focused on the implementation of the new AASL National School Library Standards.

Eligibility

Applicant must be a current AASL Chapter.

Criteria

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

  1. Objectives: are the program objectives clearly stated?
  2. Calendar: is there a timeline for implementing the plan, including pre-planning and followup?
  3. Budget: is a detailed budget of expenses included?
  4. Innovation: does the plan express a fresh or unique approach to training?
  5. Continuation: beyond initial program participation, does the plan include an opportunity for sharing with the entire organization statewide?
  6. Replication: Could other AASL affiliates replicate the plan easily?

Questions

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Deputy Executive Director

Recipients

2020 Grant awarded in honor of Carl A. Harvey II
Sponsored by Roger and Susan D. Ballard
Association of Indiana School Library Educators
 

"The Association of Indiana School Library Educators (AISLE) is thrilled to receive an AASL Planning Grant named in honor of Carl Harvey, who began his library career in our state. He exemplifies our goals of empowering students to become curious and critical seekers of information and ideas. We will bring teacher librarians together to design effective practices that integrate the AASL and Indiana Academic Standards in ways that lead to collaboration with other education stakeholders."

2020 Grant awarded in honor of Gail Dickinson
Sponsored by Roger and Susan D. Ballard
Vermont School Library Association
 

"School Librarians teach students critical skills for career, college, and life that are built upon AASL National School Library Standards. This prestigious award will allow our organization to inform and support stakeholders, by sharing our very important work beyond our educational communities, in an innovative manner at a 'grassroots' level."

2020 Grant awarded in honor of Retta Patrick
Sponsored by Cassandra Barnett
Missouri Association of School Librarians
 

"The Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) has been serving members since 1951. MASL is excited to receive this award to aid in the education and advocacy efforts to provide a school librarian in every school – This program seeks to provide librarians with the tools necessary to become leaders within their schools. It will also help them identify their current leadership practices providing evidence for the MO DESE (Department of Education) Exemplary Library Program Award."

2020 Sponsored by Edward M. and Helen R. Adams
Grant awarded in honor of Sharon Coatney
Wyoming Library Association School Library Interest Group
   
2019 Grant awarded in honor of E. Blanche Woolls
Sponsored by Roger and Susan D. Ballard
Pennsylvania School Librarians Association
  Grant awarded in honor of David Loertscher
Sponsored by Roger and Susan D. Ballard
Virginia Association of School Librarians
  Grant awarded in honor of Helen R. Adams
Sponsored by Cassandra Barnett
New Jersey Association of School Librarians
2018   Grant awarded in the honor of Barbara Stripling
Sponsored by Cassandra Barnett
North Carolina School Library Media Association
  Grant in honor of Ruth Toor
Sponsored by Roger and Susan D. Ballard
Tennessee Association of School Librarians
  Grant awarded in the honor of Judy King
Sponsored by Roger and Susan D. Ballard
Ohio Educational Library Media Association