Foundation / Corporation
Texas Library Association and Texas PTA
Award to a Texas PTA organization in collaboration with a school library media center to recognize an outstanding project at the campus or district level. Consideration will be given to initiatives carried out during the 2015-2016 or 2016-2017 academic years. Collaborations may apply for any project or service that improves the educational experience and literacy achievements of Texas students:
Examples of eligible projects
-Raising the awareness of the school library
-Providing funding for materials and programs for the library
-A multi-generational family literacy program (such as Dia de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros);
-Volunteers in the library
-Innovative programming for students (e.g., one book/one school program)
-Programs for getting parents involved in reading with their children
-Collaborative advocacy initiative
-Fundraising for library books and support
-Public relations and media coverage of library events and services
-Continuing education stipends and scholarships for library staffs
-Staffing the library while librarians attend continuing education events and conferences
-Promoting reading incentive programs such as the Texas Bluebonnet Award program
-Engaging local businesses and organizations in school library activities
-Empowering the school administration to allocate resources for the library to achieve the statewide school library standards
-Empowering the school administration to make the library accessible to students on a flexible schedule
-Partnering with a local public or college/university library on a program or project
-Sponsoring the participation of a school librarian in TLA’s TALL Texans Leadership Development Institute
-Advocacy efforts for at least one certified librarian on each campus within a school district
-The library and PTA jointly drafting literacy goals for the school year and publishing them for parents
The librarian representing the winning campus and/or district will be recognized and given a certificate TASL General Business Meeting during the annual TLA Conference. The winning PTA will be awarded a plaque at the Texas PTA's Summer L at the Texas PTA's Summer Leadership Seminar. An announcement will also be made in the publications of the TASL and PTA organizations.
GrantWatch ID#: 154126
There is no monetary award.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To enter, submit emailed entries to the chair of the Igo Committee, Sharon Gullett.
Subject Line: Shirley Igo Collaboration Award
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