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National School Library Program of the Year Award

2012 Award Winners

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Congratulations to the recipients of the 2012 National School Library Program of the Year Award. They are:

South Texas Independent School District

Mercedes, Texas

Hinsdale Township High School District 86

Hinsdale, Illinois

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Download the NSLPY Flyer
(PDF 1.5 mb)

About the NSLPY Award

Established in 1963, the NSLPY Award honors school library media programs practicing their commitment to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information, as well as exemplifying implementation of Information Power.

Each year this award recognizes school districts and single schools for exemplary school library media programs that are fully integrated into the school's curriculum. The judging of the winners of the National School Library Program of the Year Award is strictly determined by the American Association of School Librarians.

Follett School Solutions has been the proud sponsor of the National School Library Program of the Year Award since 1995.

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Application Checklist and Tips

AASL member Susan Ballard of the Londonderry School District #12, Londonderry, NH, which received the 2000 AASL National School Library Program of the Year Award (Small District category), shares her list of tips for applying for the NSLPY Award:

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  • Obtain an application from AASL.
  • Carefully review application guidelines and requirements. Be sure to select the appropriate category for your program.
  • Determine readiness to complete the application (i.e., assess whether program meets principles in Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning).
  • Consult with your school/district administration and secure approval to proceed with the process. The application must be signed by the superintendent or an equivalent officer of the school district (including those submitted by single schools within districts).
  • Determine what information/data you will need to complete the application and secure the information from the appropriate sources.
  • Conduct a preliminary review/assessment based on evidence supported by data.
  • Prepare a draft application and submit it to appropriate staff for an in-house review/edit.
  • Revise application as determined by review process.
  • Submit application by due date.
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This information provided courtesy of American Association of School Librarians.

For more information regarding the NSLPY Award contact American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association, at 800.545.2433 ext. 1396, or Start Your Application Today.

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