Awards

Woodside High School receives AASL Inspire Special Event Grant

CHICAGO – Stephanie Persson, school librarian at Woodside School in Newport News, Virginia, is one of five school librarians from across the country receiving a 2022 American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Inspire Special Event 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 plan a special event to enhance student learning.

North Davidson Middle School receives AASL Inspire Special Event Grant

CHICAGO – Kristina Allred, school library media coordinator at North Davidson Middle School in Lexington, North Carolina, is one of five school librarians from across the country receiving a 2022 American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Inspire Special Event 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 plan a special event to enhance student learning.

Mayo High School for Math, Science, and Technology receives AASL Inspire Special Event Grant

CHICAGO – Dohnia Galloway, media specialist at Mayo High School for Math, Science, and Technology in Darlington, South Carolina, is one of five school librarians from across the country receiving a 2022 American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Inspire Special Event 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 plan a special event to enhance student learning.

ALA Announces 2022 L. Ray Patterson Award Winner James G. Neal

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Library Association (ALA) Public Policy and Advocacy Office today named James G. “Jim” Neal, university librarian emeritus of Columbia University, winner of the 2022 L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award.  

Madison Area Memorial High School receives AASL Inspire Special Event Grant

CHICAGO – Hannah Luce, library media specialist at Madison Area Memorial High School in Madison, Maine, is one of five school librarians from across the country receiving a 2022 American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Inspire Special Event 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 plan a special event to enhance student learning.

“Asian American History IS American History” receives AASL Roald Dahl's Miss Honey Social Justice Award

CHICAGO – The “Asian American History IS American History” project from Dunwoody Elementary School in Dunwoody, Georgia, is the recipient of the 2022 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Roald Dahl's Miss Honey Social Justice Award. Sponsored by Penguin Random House, the Roald Dahl Award recognizes collaboration between school librarians and teachers in the instruction of social justice using school library resources.

Samantha Mora receives AASL Innovative Reading Grant

CHICAGO – Samantha Mora, teacher librarian at Wood River Middle School in Hailey, Idaho, is the recipient of the 2022 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Innovative Reading Grant. Sponsored by Capstone, the $2,500 grant supports the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program for children that motivates and encourages reading, especially with struggling readers. 

Three libraries awarded ALA’s 2022 Peggy Barber Tribute Grant

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has awarded its Peggy Barber Tribute Grant, a programming grant named after the transformative ALA leader, to the Aztlán Center at Colorado State University (CSU) Pueblo Library, Highgate (Vt.) Library and Community Center, and Udall (Kan.) Public Library.

FReadom Fighters receives AASL Intellectual Freedom Award

CHICAGO – FReadom Fighters, started by a group of Texas school librarians, Becky Calzada, Carolyn Foote, and Nancy Jo Lambert, is the recipient of the 2022 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Intellectual Freedom Award. Established in 1982 and sponsored by ProQuest, the award is given for upholding the principles of intellectual freedom as set forth by AASL and ALA.