Library Grants
Sunday, January 24, 2016
AASL Grants and Awards
Deadlines: February 1, 2016
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has a number of awards and grants.

ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant:
This grant, up to $1,750, is given to school library associations that are AASL affiliates for planning and implementing leadership programs at the state, regional, or local levels. New ideas and approaches to leadership are encouraged. Applicant must be a current member of the AASL Affiliate Assembly. Possibilities include programs that: involve new members; train on-going leaders; prepare school librarians to be building or district level leaders; and/or encourage collaboration among organizations. For more information see:

Innovative Reading Grant

This $2,500 grant supports the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program for children which motivates and encourages reading, especially with struggling readers. For more information see:

The Ruth Toor Grant for Strong Public School Libraries

The grant provides funding to public school libraries—located in the U.S. and led by a certified school librarian—for the creation and implementation of a local public awareness/marketing campaign that promotes and positions their school library as a necessary resource in the community, tying in the theme “Strong School Libraries.” Funding includes $3,000 to create and implement a project that promotes school library awareness and its accomplishments to school officials and administrators; and $2,000 for both the school librarian and school official (or volunteer parent) to attend the AASL national conference or the ALA Annual Conference during the years when there is no AASL national conference. For more information see:

Awards include:

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