Encyclopaedia Britannica School Library Award

About the Encyclopaedia Britannica School Library Award  Awarded to Two school systems which have demonstrated progress in devloping good elementary school ibraries.


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:

American Association of School Libraries logo

Award and Frequency

 $2,500 each for two school systems, one system with total enrollment of less than 25,000 pupils, the other with more than 25,000 pupils

This award is given out on an annual basis.


 School library systems

Applicant Responsibility

 Funds are to be used for the purchase of books and magazines.

Contact Information

Allison K. Cline (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 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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