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National School Library Program of the Year Award

Awards to USA School Libraries for Outstanding
Literacy Programs that Motivate Students and Staff

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American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

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Awards of $10,000 to USA school libraries to recognize outstanding programs that empower staff and students to use ideas and information effectively. Eligible programs are those have a connection to the school curriculum.

The purpose of the award is to recognize programs that meet the needs of the changing school and library environment. Exemplary school library programs ensure that the students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. These programs empower learners to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users of information.

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GrantWatch ID#: 176903

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Single schools or school districts are eligible to apply.
- The school librarian must be a personal member of AASL.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: January 1, 2018

It is strongly recommended that the school/school district download and review the attached application and rubric for this award.

AASL Membership information:

Award finalists will be visited between March 1-May 1, 2018.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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For Questions, contact:
Shannon Carter, AASL Program Coordinator
800-545-2433 x 4381

American Library Association
50 E Huron St.
Chicago IL 60611

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