The Ruth Toor Grant for Strong Public School Libraries (HISTORICAL)

About the The Ruth Toor Grant for Strong Public School Libraries The grant provides funding support on a competitive basis to public school libraries—located in the United States and led by a certified school librarian—for the creation and implementation of a local public awareness/marketing campaign that promotes and positions their school library as a necessary resource in the community, tying in the theme “Strong School Libraries.”

Administered by:

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Award and Frequency

This award is not currently being given out.


Applicant must be a personal member of AASL.

Applicant Responsibility

  • $3,000 to create and implement a project that promotes school library awareness and its accomplishments to school officials and administrators.

  • $2,000 for both the school librarian and school official (or volunteer parent) to attend the AASL national conference or the ALA Annual Conference during the years when there is no AASL national conference.

Application Instructions

See the AASL website to apply.

Contact Information

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Selection Criteria

See the AASL website for criteria.


Recipients are notified in the spring.