[Library Media] AASL Inspire Collection Development grant

Sharon Deeds sdeeds at utah.gov
Tue May 10 10:19:44 MDT 2016


The application includes a two-page narrative that allows the applicant to
describe their need and how they will use the funds. Please have documents
ready to upload based on the application information below.

*Deadline:* May 23, 2016
*Overview*

Through the generous donation of Marina “Marney” Welmers, an AASL member
and retired middle school librarian, AASL is pleased to offer the Inspire
Collection Development Grant, a grant so that an existing public middle or
high school can extend, update, and diversify the book, online,
subscription and/or software collections in their library in order to
realize sustainable improvement in student achievement at their school.

The Fund is $20,000 per year. The direct assistance grant shall be capped
at $5,000. At least four grants per year will be awarded with the total
number of grants determined by number of applicants, geographic
distribution, and total unmet need as determined by the Jury. Of the total,
at least two (2) grants up to $5000 per year will be awarded to a public
middle or high school that has 85% or more of its student population
qualified for Free/Reduced Lunch (FRL) program.

More information can be found at
http://www.ala.org/aasl/awards/inspire/collection

-- 
Sharon Deeds, Youth Services Coordinator/Consultant
Utah State Library Division
250 N 1950 W  Suite A
Salt Lake City, UT 84116-7901
801-715-6742
sdeeds at utah.gov
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