Beatrice E. Griggs Elementary Administrator's Award 2018

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 2018

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 school 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

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.

 

Laura Wedge Conference Award

This award recognizes a veteran school librarian who seeks professional benefits through the continuing education opportunities and collegiality provided by attending the SSL Conference in its entirety. The recipient will receive $500 from SSL to help cover conference expenses.

 

NYLA/SSL Conference Award Sponsors by Gale and Knickerbocker Raffle Auction

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 each
  • Deadline: December 18, 2018

  • Qualifications:           

  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 SSL Conference Awards and Scholarships - coming soon

List of Past Recipients for Library Leadership Insitute Scholarship - coming soon

 

SSL 2019 Carol A. Kearney Educational Leadership Institute

Check back soon for information about the 2019 institute. 

Additional information: Leadership Insitute Website.

 

Carol A. Kearney Leadership Institute 2018 Scholarships

This award recognizes School Librarians seeking professional benefits through the continuing education opportunities and collegiality provided by attending the SSL Conference in its entirety. The applicants should also be a leader or emerging leader in the area of school libraries. The recipients will receive $400 from the Knickerbocker Raffle profits to help cover conference expenses.

Jillian Ehlers is one of the 2018 SSL Knickerbocker Conference Scholarship Award recipients. Jillian is currently the school librarian at the Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School for grades 6-12 in Forest Hills, New York City. She is excited to attend her first SSL Conference and looks forward to bringing back ideas to her school and fellow NYC librarians. She wants to be exposed to new ideas, step outside her comfort zone, and challenge her thinking during these 2 days. Jillian is focusing on leading out loud locally and wants to educate other librarians on current trends and educate the community on the value of school librarians. She was an ALA Emerging Leader in 2013 and currently serves as the Chair of the AASL School Library Month Committee.

Leslie Pcolinsky is one of the 2018 SSL Knickerbocker Conference Scholarship Award recipients. Leslie is currently working on her Masters in Library and Information Science in the iSchool at Syracuse University. She involves herself in many professional aspects of librarianship by attending professional development workshops, has presented about equipment from a Mobile Maker Lab program, and is excited to combine her passions of science and literacy upon graduation. She wants to build strong relationships across her school with students, faculty, administration, and the community and is excited to gain knowledge about all of that and more by attending this conference.

Juan Rivera is one of the 2018 SSL Knickerbocker Conference Scholarship Award recipients. Juan is currently in his second year as the school librarian at A. Philip Randolph Campus High School in West Harlem, New York City. After focusing on modernizing the physical collection and virtual presence in his first year, this year he is looking to focus on leading as an instructional partner through the library and looks forward to gaining knowledge for that through this conference. Juan was recently chosen to be on the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries for a five year term and was just accepted in the ALA Emerging Leader cohort for 2018.

Alice Robinson is one of the 2018 SSL Knickerbocker Conference Scholarship Award recipients. Alice is currently the school librarian at West Babylon Junior High School in the West Babylon Union Free School District. This year she travels daily to the High School Library to cover 3 periods a day. She is looking forward to expand her repertoire for both schools with the knowledge she gains from attending this conference. Alice is active in her school and community and serves on a variety of committees. 10 years ago she led the charge to implement an online circulation system at the district level. 

 

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.