Alabama School Library Association


Coatest Carter Past President Award
The Coatest Carter Past President Award is awarded by the ASLA board to the immediate past president in recognition of service to the organization. 

Judy Johnson School Library Mentor Award
Named after former Bryant High School librarian, Judy Johnson, this distinction is awarded to a school librarian who has shown outstanding leadership in mentoring current and future librarians, thus raising a new generation of school librarians who are creative, innovative, and who collaborate with the school community. Click HERE for the application.

Carrie C. Robinson Award
The Carrie C. Robinson award honors an Alabama librarian who provides an innovative, creative, and exceptional library program for children or young adults. Membership in ASLA, service to the organization, educational background and degrees earned are not criteria for this award. The award is based solely on the quality of an individual's library program. Click HERE for the application.

Ruth H. Johnson Award

The Ruth H. Johnson Award is given for cumulative services to the library profession by a recently retired Alabama library media specialist. The nominee must have served in the library profession for at least ten years and must have been a member of ASLA. Click HERE for the application. 

Lois E. Henderson Presidential Award
The Lois E. Henderson Presidential Award is given to a member for outstanding contributions to library service and to ASLA.  Click HERE for the application.

Distinguished Service Award For School Librarians
The Distinguished Service Award is granted to a person who has shown outstanding leadership in advancing the theory and/or practice of school librarianship over a substantial period of time.  The nominee should a member of ASLA.  This award may be given posthumously.  Click HERE for the application.

Distinguished Service Award For School Administrators
The Distinguished Library Service Award for School Administrators is a citation made by ASLA annually, to an administrator of a school or group of schools, for developing an exemplary school library media program and for having made an outstanding and sustained contribution which has advanced the role of the school library media center as an agency for the improvement of education.  Click HERE for the application.

​Charles E. Carr Award
The Charles E. Carr Award is given to an outstanding library media student who is currently enrolled in an Alabama college library media program.  Click HERE for the application.


Ann Marie Pipkin Technology Award
Eligibility Information:
The nominating party must be a current member of ASLA. He/she must also nominate a person who is a current member of ASLA, who is an active Alabama school librarian serving in a K-12 school library program. Or, nominate an individual who has retired within the last 3 years who served in the capacity of a K-12 Alabama school librarian and was a member of ASLA at the time of their retirement.  Click HERE for the application. 

Qualifications
Honoring an individual who has shown an accomplished body-of-work through the implementation of innovative educational technologies into his/her library media program and school curriculum
The recipient should have a proven record of serving as a Cyberlibrarian and as a consultant/mentor to others in the use of educational technologies.
The Ann Marie Pipkin Library Technology Award is granted to a person who has shown outstanding leadership in advancing the practice of educational technology over a substantial period of time.
The following areas describe the type of service which the nominee has rendered to the field of educational technology:

  • A Visionary—a person who is (has been) a strong supporter and advocate for implementing educational technologies within school library programs and school curriculums.
  • A Mentor—an individual who serves(ed) a school, or school system, or professional organization, as a guide in the utilization of various educational technologies by mentoring other professionals and library patrons.
  • An Innovator—a person who has consistently shown a desire to learn, adapt, and utilize a wide variety of educational technologies in order to better serve students, faculty, administrators and the community.

Please direct questions & completed applications to

Michelle Barnett, Chairperson
ASLA Awards Committee
michelle.barnett@hsv-k12.org

All applications must be submitted electronically.

Due Date:  May 1st

Each application form will open in Google Docs, you can make a copy of the document or download the document to complete your application. 


Past Recipients

2017

Carrie C. Robinson Award – Outstanding School Library Media Program

Margaret Hudson, Mountain Brook Elementary School

Lois E. Henderson Presidential Award

Dr. Steven Yates, University of Alabama

Distinguished Service Award for Administrators and Supervisors

Mr. Don Hulin, Hoover High School

Ann Marie Pipkin Technology Award

Teri Elder, Wylam K-8 School

Coatest Carter Past President Award

Dr. Wendy Stephens, Jacksonville State University

Charles E. Carr Outstanding Library Student Award

Angela Formby, Jacksonville State University

Ruth H. Johnson Award for Service to the Library Profession

Donna Speegle, Retiree, Hewitt-Trussville High School



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