Sponsored by ABC-CLIO
Monetary Amount: up to $1,750
Deadline: February 1
The application is behind an AASL member wall. You must log in (upper right-hand corner of page) and be a current AASL member to access the form. Please email email@example.com if you are having issues accessing the application. For questions regarding your membership please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-545-2433 (option 1).
The ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant is given to school library associations that are AASL Chapters for planning and implementing leadership programs at the state, regional, or local levels.
Possibilities include programs that:
Involve new members;
Train on-going leaders;
Prepare school librarians to be building or district level leaders;
Encourage collaboration among organizations.
New ideas and approaches to leadership are encouraged.
Applicant must be a current AASL Chapter.
All applications for the grant will be judged against the following criteria:
- Program objectives are clear
Nature and importance of desired leadership qualities are specified
Intended participant group is well defined
Plan of action and calendar are included
Budget is well planned
Evaluation plan is valid and follow-up activities are appropriate
Program has merit for replication by other chapters
The recipient organization is responsible for providing a final written report, which will include an itemized statement of expenses, an evaluation of the results, and suggestions for improvement. The organization is also responsible for presenting a brief oral report at the AASL Chapter Assembly meeting following the completion of the project.
* Please note: This downloadable version is for informational purposes only. All applications must be submitted online, via the Apply Now button that will appear at the top of the page when the next award season opens in early September.
Deputy Executive Director
|2023||South Carolina Association of School Librarians
"We are so grateful to AASL and ABC-CLIO for selecting the SCASL Emerging Leaders: Amped Up! program for this grant. In the current climate, we felt it was important for our Emerging Leaders to receive training in legislative skills, communication skills, and confidence in order to tackle the challenges that lie ahead for the school library profession and our organization. This grant will help make that happen."
|2022||Louisiana Association of School Librarians (LASL)|
|2021||Oklahoma School Librarians, a division of the Oklahoma Library Association|
|2020||Maryland Association of School Librarians|
|2019||South Carolina Association of School Librarians|
|2018||Alabama School Library Association|
|2017||Ohio Educational Library Media Association|
|2016||no award given|
|2015||Advocacy for School Libraries Special Interest Group in New Mexico|
|2014||Kentucky Association of School Librarians|
|2013||North Carolina School Library Media Association|
|2012||Iowa Association of School Librarians|
|2011||Texas Association of School Librarians|
|2010||Alabama Instructional Media Association|
|2009||no award given|
|2008||Colorado Association of School Libraries|
|2007||Association for Indiana Media Educators|
|2006||no award given|
|2005||Wisconsin Educational Media Association|
|2004||Colorado Association of School Librarians|
|2003||Minnesota Educational Media Organization|
|2002||Nebraska Educational Media Association|
|2001||Educational Media Association of New Jersey|
|2000||Massachusetts School Library Media Association|
|1999||Hawaii Association of School Librarians|
|1998||Ohio Educational Library Media Association|
|1997||New England Educational Media Association|
|1996||Massachusetts School Library Media Association and
Massachusetts Library Association Children's Issues Section
|1995||Wisconsin Educational Media Association|
|1994||Alaska Association of School Librarians|
|1993||Massachusetts School Library Media Association|
|1992||Colorado Educational Media Association|
|1991||South Dakota School Library Media Association|
|1990||no award given|
|1989||Kansas Association of School Librarians|
|1988||New York Library Association, School Library Media Section|
|1987||California Media and Educators Association|