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Awards, Scholarships, Stipends

Promoting school librarianship, and the contributions of school libraries.

Nominations/Applications for all TASL Awards are due in January 2024.

Distinguished Library Service Award for School Administrators

Recognizing school administrators for their continued support of library services. Librarians nominate their administrators, and the award is presented at the TLA Annual Conference. Learn more

Media Virtual Presence Award

Honoring school librarians who show excellence in their virtual presence through platforms such as Twitter, professional websites, Facebook, school library websites, blogs, etc. The award is presented at the TLA Annual Conference.   Learn More   Past winners

Shirley Igo Texas PTA/School Library Collaboration Award

Recognizing an outstanding collaboration between a PTA organization and the school library media center during the past two years. Projects and efforts at both the local campus and district levels are eligible. The award honors Shirley Igo of Plainview, a past-president of the Texas and National PTA and a longtime champion of libraries, education, and literacy. The winning librarian is honored at the TLA Annual Conference, and the president from the winning PTA program is honored at the Texas PTA’s summer LAUNCH conference.  Learn More    Past winners

TASL Library Information School Student Scholarships

Five academic scholarships of $500 each are awarded to encourage individuals to become school librarians, and to promote membership and participation in TLA and TASL. Anyone pursuing graduate-level coursework in school librarianship for initial library certification, for a degree program or for professional growth, may apply.  Learn More

TASL Conference Stipends

Beginning in 2023, travel stipends and first-time attendee stipends will be presented in an effort to increase our outreach to TASL members from our districts in which travel to annual conference may be cost-prohibitive and to encourage long-term or new members to join us for their first annual conference experience.

Travel Stipend

TASL will offer three $300 travel stipends to TASL members who live more than 250 miles from the current upcoming conference site. Eligibility is open to current TASL members who are working in a school library and those who have not previously been awarded a TASL stipend. Those selected for the stipend will agree to serve on a TASL committee in the upcoming year and submit a short reflection piece of the conference experience to be included in a TxASL Talks blog post. Apply here.

First-Time Attendee Stipend

TASL will offer three $300 travel stipends to TASL members who will be attending their first TLA conference. Eligibility is open to current TASL members who are working in a school library and who have not previously been awarded a TASL stipend. Those selected for the stipend will agree to serve on a TASL committee in the upcoming year and submit a short reflection piece of the conference experience to be included in TxASL Talks blog post. Apply here.

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