Carol A. Kearney Leadership Institute Scholarships

Recognizes school librarians or library school students who want to gain leadership skills and professional growth through continuing education in the collegial and informal atmosphere of the Leadership Institute.
The award includes full registration (meals included) and single-room occupancy for one night. 

Application Deadline: June 10, 2022

Qualifications:
- Applicant must be a current member of NYLA/SSL.
- Applicant may be a direct service school librarian OR a library school student.
- Applicant must be able to attend the Institute in its entirety at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY.

 

Beatrice E. Griggs Elementary Administrator's Award 2022

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.

 

NYLA SSL Secondary Administrator's Award 2022

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. 

 

Beatrice E. Griggs Conference Scholarship 2022

This award/scholarship 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.  You must be able to attend the conference in its entirety.

 

NYLA/SSL Conference Awards - Sponsored by the Knickerbocker Raffle Auction and the Laura Wedge Endowment

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.  You must be able to attend the conference in its entirety.

  1. Applicant must be a current SSL/NYLA member

  2. Applicant must be a direct service School Librarian or a Library Student

  3. 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

 

NYLA/SSL LITERARY AWARDS

 

The 3 Apples Book Award 

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.

Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature

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.