ribbonSchool Library Program of the Year

Award Application Guidelines
School Library Program of the Year Application
School Library Program of the Year Submission Form

Deadline: March 31

In recognition of excellence in a school library program, a plaque will be presented at the Annual Conference Awards Banquet.


The librarian(s) in the program nominated must be member(s) of VAASL in good standing.

Application Must Include

  • A library mission statement and evidence that shows how well the mission of the library is integrated into the mission, goals, and objectives of the school (not to exceed one double-spaced page)
  • Evidence to show how the school library program practices its commitment to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information, as well as exemplifying implementation of AASL's learning standards and guidelines (not to exceed four double-spaced pages)
  • Evidence of ongoing outreach initiatives to parents and/or the larger community (not to exceed one double-spaced page)
  • Two letters of support: One from an administrator and one from a teacher with whom the applicant is currently working

Previous Recipients

2019 Herndon High School, Fairfax County
2018  Princess Anne High School
2017 None given
2016  Arthur Ashe, Jr. Elementary School
2015 Carver Middle School

None given


None given


Dumbarton Elementary School


Thomas Dale High School