CASL Awards, Grant and Scholarship
Award applications for 2019 Awards are open. Click on the name of the award to read the description and complete the application to nominate a potential nominee.
A member may nominate himself or herself or another member of CASL.
To honor a member who has made an auspicious beginning in media services at the building level and has been involved in library
media servicefor no more than five years.
To honor a member for extensive service (at least 10 years) and outstanding contributions in the library media field.
To honor a member who has made ANY TWO of the following contributions to the profession during the last three calendar years immediately prior to nomination/application:
To honor a person who has made an outstanding contribution to CASL and/or school library programs.
To honor an outstanding creative and collaborative instructional lesson that integrates subject content with school library learning standards and technology. The winner will receive the Follett Creativity Award in the amount of $500 to further implement this instructional lesson. The recipient of this award will be expected to present a visual display that documents the project at the Annual CASL Conference.
The Bernice "Bunny" Yesner School Library Media Program of the Year Award honors exemplary school library programs that demonstrate implementation of AASL’s National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries. The award winner received $1,000.
offersthese annual awards to recognize outstanding administrators who provide support and funding for school library programs, to honor a classroom teacher(s) who form an instructional partnership with a member, and a student enrolled in graduate programs leading to certification as a school library specialist.
A member of CASL may nominate an administrator, a classroom teacher, or a student for these awards.
CASL Collaboration Grant
To honor an administrator who provides necessary support for improving school library services through encouragement and adequate funding for program maintenance and improvement. Traditionally, one award has been given to a building level administrator and another to a district level administrator.
The Collaboration Grant recognizes the relationship between the library media specialist (LMS) and one or more teachers and is measured by the extent of co-planning, co-teaching, and co-assessing by the LMS and one or more classroom teachers. The award winner receives $500.
To honor a classroom teacher who participates in the necessary steps to establish an instructional partnership with the library media specialist.
CASL awards the Carolyn Biega O'Neill Memorial Scholarship of $1,000 to a Connecticut resident enrolled in a Connecticut accredited graduate program or the Alternate Route to Certification (ARC) leading to certification as a School Library Media Specialist.
Past Award Winners: