January 2, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. CST
Welcome to the online awards submission form for the American Association of School Librarian's (AASL) National School Library Program of the Year (NSLPY) Award, sponsored by Follett Library Resources.
The NSLPY Award, guided by AASL's Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs, recognizes school library 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.
The applicants for the NSLPY Award should address the criteria outlined in Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs (2009). The first section establishes the foundational elements for school library programs and serves as the basis for what is outlined under Sections I-V. Each item should be addressed in the application with supporting evidence using the rubric as a guide. (The references in parentheses within the application are from Empowering Learners.)
Download the NSLPY criteria
Download the rubric for this award.
About the online application process
This online application process allows you to save your application to edit later (prior to the deadline) or submit it for final consideration (if you are completely satisfied with your application and do not need to add to or revise it further).
Your application will be stored in a database which will be used by the AASL Awards Committee to review.
Please contact AASL at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
To begin the program submission process, click the “Start” button below.