Awards

The 2020 edition of the Newbery and Caldecott Awards guide

CHICAGO — Newly updated to include the 2020 award and honor books, “The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books,” published by ALA Editions, gathers the books deemed most distinguished in American children's literature and illustration since the inception of the renowned prizes. A trusted guidebook for quick reference and collection development, it’s also a useful resource for curriculum links and readers' advisory.

Three manuscripts awarded AASL Research Grants

CHICAGO – Three manuscripts authored by five researchers have been awarded 2020 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Research Grants by the Educators of School Librarians Section (ESLS) of AASL. Sponsored by ABC-CLIO, the grants recognize excellence in manuscripts addressing a persistent and recurring challenge in the field of school librarianship. Each grant consists of a $350 award and the opportunity to present the paper at the 2021 AASL National Conference. 

Recipients of the 2020 AASL Research Grants are:

Wyoming Library Association School Library Interest Group receives AASL Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards

CHICAGO – The Wyoming Library Association School Library Interest Group (WLA-SLIG) has been named one of four recipients of the 2020 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards.

Missouri Association of School Librarians receives AASL Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards

CHICAGO – The Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) has been named one of four recipients of the 2020 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards.

Vermont School Library Association receives AASL Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards

CHICAGO – The Vermont School Library Association (VSLA) has been named one of four recipients of the 2020 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards.

Association of Indiana School Library Educators receives AASL Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards

CHICAGO – The Association of Indiana School Library Educators (AISLE) has been named one of four recipients of the 2020 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards.

Brittany Tignor receives AASL Inspire Collection Development Grant

CHICAGO – Brittany Tignor, school librarian at Snow Hill High School in Show Hill, Maryland, is one of five school librarians from across the country receiving a 2020 American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Inspire Collection Development Grant. Made possible by the generosity of AASL member Marina “Marney” Welmers, the grant program provides funds for public middle or high school libraries to update their existing collections to enhance student learning.

Ali Lauer receives AASL Inspire Collection Development Grant

CHICAGO – Ali Lauer, school librarian at Griffith STEAM Magnet Middle School in Los Angeles, California, is one of five school librarians from across the country receiving a 2020 American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Inspire Collection Development Grant. Made possible by the generosity of AASL member Marina “Marney” Welmers, the grant program provides funds for public middle or high school libraries to update their existing collections to enhance student learning.

Samantha Kennedy receives AASL Inspire Collection Development Grant

CHICAGO – Samantha Kennedy, school librarian at Dunedin High School in Dunedin, Florida, is one of five school librarians from across the country receiving a 2020 American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Inspire Collection Development Grant. Made possible by the generosity of AASL member Marina “Marney” Welmers, the grant program provides funds for public middle or high school libraries to update their existing collections to enhance student learning.

Pamela Hubert receives AASL Inspire Collection Development Grant

CHICAGO – Pamela Hubert, school librarian at Brooks County High School in Quitman, Georgia, is one of five school librarians from across the country receiving a 2020 American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Inspire Collection Development Grant. Made possible by the generosity of AASL member Marina “Marney” Welmers, the grant program provides funds for public middle or high school libraries to update their existing collections to enhance student learning.