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.

Click Here to view the 2018 Recipients of the CASL Awards

CASL, Inc. offers these annual awards to recognize outstanding service and outstanding programs by 

certified school library specialists employed in Connecticut and members of CASL. 

A member may nominate himself or herself or another member of CASL.



Carlton W. H. Erickson Award

 To honor a member who has made an auspicious beginning in media services at the building level and has been involved in library media service for no more than five years. 

Rheta A. Clark Award

To honor a member for extensive service (at least 10 years) and outstanding contributions in the library media field.

Hilda and John Jay Award

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: 

          • Developed or successfully implemented a professional development activity for CEU credit relative to library and instructional media topics through the auspices of CASL;
          • Made a significant, verifiable contribution to a national-level committee for ALA or ISTE devoted to the interests of library media teachers and programs; 
          • Published an article relevant to school library media programs in a nationally circulated professional journal (nominee/applicant may be sole author or co- author); 
          • Published a book on a topic relevant to school library media programs or personnel that has been positively reviewed in at least one professional journal (nominee/applicant may be sole author or co-author); 
          • Developed a syllabus for, and taught as an adjunct faculty member, a graduate course to prospective library media teachers which develops requisite competencies for the profession; 
          • Implemented a new technology to streamline those administrative tasks or data management operations requisite to CASL's effective and efficient operation.

Irene Kwidzinski Service Award

To honor a person who has made an outstanding contribution to CASL and/or school library programs. 

Follett Creativity Award

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.

Bunny Yesner School Library Media Program of the Year Award

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.



CASL, Inc. offers these 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 Administrator’s Award

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.

CASL Collaboration Grant

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.

Pellerin Classroom Teacher Award

To honor a classroom teacher who participates in the necessary steps to establish an instructional partnership with the library media specialist. 

Carolyn Biega O'Neill Memorial Scholarship

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:

2017 Award, Scholarship and Grant Winners

2016 Award, Scholarship and Grant Winners

2015 Award, Scholarship and Grant Winners

2014 Award, Scholarship and Grant Winners

2013 Award, Scholarship and Grant Winners

2012 Award, Scholarship and Grant Winners

2011 Award, Scholarship and Grant Winners

2010 Award, Scholarship and Grant Winners

2009 Award, Scholarship and Grant Winners

2008 Award, Scholarship and Grant Winners

2007 Award, Scholarship and Grant Winners

 

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