This award recognizes an Elementary or District Administrator who has been responsible for initiation, maintenance, and/or the improvement of an Elementary School Library Program in a New York State school district during the past 3-5 years. The recipient will receive a plaque acknowledging their support of the School Library Program.
This award recognizes a Secondary or District Administrator who has been responsible for initiation, maintenance, and/or the improvement of a Secondary School Library Program in a New York state district during the past 3-5 years. The recipient will receive a plaque acknowledging their support of the School Library Program.
This award is given to an individual who is currently enrolled in a MLS program working towards the School Library Media Certification. The recipient will receive $1000 from SSL to go towards their educational expenses, plus registration costs for the SSL Conference.
NYLA/SSL Conference Awards - Sponsored by Gale, Knickerbocker Raffle Auction, and SSL for the Laura Wedge Scholarship
The Awards recognize a School Librarian seeking professional benefits through the continuing education opportunities and collegiality provided by attending a SSL Conference in its entirety. The applicant also should be a leader or emerging leader in the area of school librarianship. The recipient will receive money towards conference expenses as indicated below
- Gale Conference Scholarship - $250
- Knickerbocker Raffle Scholarships - $400
- Laura Wedge Scholarship - $500 *Laura Wedge applicant MUST be a direct service school librarian in New York State for at least 10 years.
Deadline: January 21, 2020
Applicant must be a current SSL/NYLA member
Applicant must be a direct service School Librarian or a Library Student
- Applicant must be able to attend the entire SSL Conference
List of past recipients for the SSL Conference Awards and Scholarships - coming soon
List of past recipients for the Library Leadership Institute Scholarship - coming soon
SSL 2020 Carol A. Kearney Educational Leadership Institute Scholarships - Coming Soon
Institute Dates: August 3-4, 2020
NYLA/SSL LITERARY AWARDS
Launched in 2007, The 3 Apples Book Award is awarded annually in three different categories: Young Reader, Children, and Teen. The award was developed to encourage the joys of reading for pleasure. What makes the award unique is that titles are culled and nominated entirely by kids, for kids. School and Children’s Librarians from across the state oversee the process, but the titles chosen are generated entirely by participating youth.
In 1991, NYLA/SSL established the Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature. It recognizes a New York State author who has demonstrated, through a body of work, a consistently superior quality which supports the curriculum and the educational goals of New York State Schools.The award is named for a group of 19th century New York State authors who wished to nurture a national literature. It is presented annually to a living author/illustrator currently residing in New York State.