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.

Please check each Award page for specific deadlines.

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

  • IASL Golden Grant

    To increase active IASL membership in geographically diverse locations, two past IASL Presidents invite Zone B and C school librarians and school library advocates to apply for a 2021 Golden Grant. Applications are now closed.

  • 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. There is no award for 2021. Individuals from Zones B & C please see Golden Grant. 
  • 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. There is no award for 2021. Individuals from Zones B & C please see Golden Grant. 
  • Diljit Singh Leadership Development Grant

    Rising leaders in developing nations are invited to apply for reimbursement of US $1,000 to attend their first IASL annual conference. There is no award for 2021. Individuals from Zones B & C please see Golden Grant. 
  • Takeshi Murofushi Research Award

    The recipient of this grant is awarded US $500 towards funding of a new research project.  The 2021 deadline is 1 April 2021.

  • IASL Books for Children Award

    This award of US $1000 provides books for children through school libraries in developing countries.  The 2021 deadline is 1 April 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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