Collaborative School Library Award

About the Collaborative School Library Award The Collaborative School Library Award recognizes and encourages collaboration and partnerships between school librarians and teachers in meeting goals outlined in Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs through joint planning of a program, unit or event in support of the curriculum and using school library resources.

Established in 2000, the $2,500 AASL Collaborative School Library Award recognizes and encourages collaboration and partnerships between school librarians and teachers in meeting goals outlined in Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs through joint planning of a program, unit or event in support of the curriculum and using school library resources.

Administered by:

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Award and Frequency

Annual award of $2,500.
This award is given out on an annual basis.

Eligibility

The school librarian must be a personal member of AASL.

Application Instructions

To apply, visit the AASL website.

Contact Information

Ms. Beth Kabes (Chair, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Jonna Ashley (Staff Liaison, September 1, 2014, to July 31, 2017) - jashley@ala.org
American Library Association
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

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Selection Criteria

The following criteria will be used in the selection process:

  • The school librarian must be a personal member of AASL.
  • The project will be judged on:
    • The degree of joint effort, over a significant period of time, between the school librarian and classroom teacher(s);
    • Use of school library resources;
    • Degree in meeting the goals and standards outlined in Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs.

The project submitted should reflect a best practice that can serve as a model for others in collaborative planning. It is recommended that a portion of the cash award be used to provide opportunities for the recipients to share their project at a state association conference.

Notification

Recipients are notified in the spring.