Follett and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) today announced that applications are being accepted for the 2014 National School Library Program of the Year (NSLPY) Award. The competition is open to K-12 programs that are fully integrated into the school’s curriculum and meet the needs of the changing library environment.
Guided by AASL’s “Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs,” the NSLPY award seeks to reward and promote exemplary programs that empower learners to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users of information. Each winning school library program will receive $10,000, plus a crystal statue.
For more information on the NSLPY Awards or to apply, visit www.ala.org/aasl/awards/nslpy. The deadline to submit an application is Jan. 1, 2014.