International Association
of School Librarianship

IASL Awards

The IASL International Awards Program recognizes excellence in school librarianship, encourages research and development activities, and supports and assists participation in IASL conferences and other association activities.

Support-A-Member applications are received throughout the year.

The deadline for receipt of other Award applications for 2021 is February 1

Please visit these pages for guidelines, applications, and criteria for each grant and award:

  • Jean Lowrie Leadership Development Grant

    Leaders in developing nations are invited to apply for reimbursement of US $2,000 to attend their first IASL annual conference. This award will be presented in even years beginning in 2020.
  • Ken Haycock Leadership Development Grant

    Leaders in all countries are invited to apply for reimbursement of US $2,000 to attend their first IASL annual conference. This award will be presented in odd years beginning in 2021. 
  • IASL Best Conference Paper Award 

    One Award per conference - the L. Anne Clyde Memorial Research Award for the best paper making a research and/or theoretical contribution to the field of school librarianship OR the Margot Nilson Memorial Award in Literature for Young People for a paper making a historical, analytical, and/or practice contribution to the field of literature for young people. 

  • Support-A-Member Program

    Grants two-year IASL membership to awarded members in Zone C countries. 


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