CASL Awards, Grant and Scholarship
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 and the CASL Collaboration Grant in the amount of $500 to 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 (BYSLMPY) Award honors programs that meet the principles stated in AASL's Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs and that provide opportunities for students to achieve standards stated in Connecticut Information and Technology Literacy Framework and AASL's Standards for the 21st Century Learner.
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.
To honor collaboration between the library media specialist (LMS) and one or more teachers. This award of $500 is given in conjunction with the Follett Creativity Award.
To honor a classroom teacher who participates in the necessary steps to establish an instructional partnership with the library media specialist.
To encourage people to enter the school library media profession. The applicant must be a Connecticut resident who is accepted or currently enrolled in a Connecticut accredited graduate program leading to certification as a School Library Media Specialist. The recipient will receive a stipend of $1000.
Past Award Winners: