Monetary amount: $2,500
Deadline: February 1, 2015
The Collaborative School Library Award recognizes and encourages collaboration and partnerships between school librarians and teachers in meeting goals outlined in Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs through joint planning of a program, unit or event in support of the curriculum and using school library resources.
The applicants will be a school librarian and teacher(s) who have worked together to execute a project, event, or program to further information literacy, independent learning, and social responsibility using resources of the school library. The application will address the degree to which the project meets the standards outlined in Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs.
The following criteria will be used in the selection process:
The school librarian must be a personal member of AASL.
The project will be judged on:
The degree of joint effort, over a significant period of time, between the school librarian and classroom teacher(s); Use of school library resources; Degree in meeting the goals and standards outlined inEmpowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs.
The project submitted should reflect a best practice that can serve as a model for others in collaborative planning. It is recommended that a portion of the cash award be used to provide opportunities for the recipients to share their project at a state association conference.