For immediate release | October 1, 2013

Online application for AASL’s National School Library Program of the Year Award now open

CHICAGO – The online application for the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2014 National School Library Program of the Year (NSLPY) Award is now open. Schools and school districts interested in applying can access the application using AASL’s online awards database.

Sponsored by Follett Library Resources, the NSLPY Award annually recognizes three school library programs that meet the needs of the changing school and library environment and are fully integrated into the school's curriculum. Each recipient receives an obelisk – the symbol of school library excellence – and $10,000 toward its school library program.

The deadline for submitting an application for the NSLPY Award is 4:30 p.m. CST on Jan. 1, 2014. Applicants are encouraged to read all award criteria before applying. The 2014 application and award rubric are available for download via the AASL website. Questions about the application process should be directed to Allison Cline at

The American Association of School Librarians,, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), promotes the improvement and extension of library services in elementary and secondary schools as a means of strengthening the total education program. Its mission is to advocate excellence, facilitate change and develop leaders in the school library field.


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications