National School Library Program of the Year Award

About the National School Library Program of the Year 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.

 

Established in 1963, the National School Library Media Program of the Year (NSLMPY) Award honors school library media programs practicing their commitment to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information, as well as exemplifying implementation of Information Power. The award recognizes exemplary school library media programs that are fully integrated into the school's curriculum. Each winning program receives a $10,000 prize ($30,000 total) donated by Follett Library Resources.

In the past, the three award categories were defined as: Large District (enrollment equal to or greater than 10,000 students), Small District (enrollment less than 10,000 students) and Individual School (including single schools that exist as a school district). The new categories, starting with the 2006 application year, are one District Award and two Single School Awards.

Administered by:

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Award and Frequency

One District award of $10,000 and two individual school awards of $10,000 each are given annually.
This award is given out on an annual basis.

Eligibility

Must be a personal member of AASL.

Application Instructions

 

  1. Entrants must submit their applications in the database provided by the American Association of School Librarians. Special consideration will be given by contacting AASL at mjacobsen@ala.org.
  2. The application must be accompanied by a letter of endorsement signed by the superintendent or equivalent officer of the school district (including those submitted by single schools within districts).
  3. An Awards Committee appointed by the American Association of School Librarians will screen all applications. Three national winners may be recommended. The Committee is not obligated to recommend three national winners.
  4. Verification of any materials submitted by entrants may be requested by the AASL Committee.
  5. When uploading material, please use a standard type face no smaller than 10 point size, double-spaced, and include only materials requested in the application form. Additional, unsolicited materials will be removed before the application is forwarded to the Committee.
  6. This online submission process allows you to save your application to edit later (prior to the deadline) or submit it for final consideration (if you are completely satisfied with your application and do not need to add to or revise it further). Please be sure that all sections of the application are completely filled out before submitting. Unfinished applications will be disqualified.

Additional information and to begin the program submission process, please go to https://s4.goeshow.com/aasl/awards/2011/NSLPY_award.cfm

Contact Information

Allison K. Cline (Staff Liaison, August 1, 2013, to July 31, 2016) - acline@ala.org
Work Phone: (312) 280-4385
American Library AssociationAmerican Association of School Librarians
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611-2729

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Selection Criteria

See application