Ted Strickland

Ohio Governor


American Association of School Librarians (AASL) President Cassandra Barnett has selected Gov. Ted Strickland of Ohio as the recipient of the 2010 Crystal Apple. The honor is given at the discretion of the AASL president to an individual or group that has had a significant impact on school library programs and students.

“Gov. Strickland has recognized that certified school librarians who excite students to read and teach a variety of 21st century skills, are an investment in the success of our children,” said AASL President Cassandra Barnett. “It is my sincere hope that governors in other states will follow his example.”

In her recommendation, Barnett specifically mentions Gov. Strickland’s Evidence-based Education Reform and Funding Plan which includes a provision for phasing in funding for school librarians, along with his dedication and support of the school
library profession.

Awards Won

Title Year
President's Crystal Apple
The Crystal Apple is given at the discretion of the AASL President to an individual or group who has had significant impact on school libraries and students.
2010 - Recipient(s)