ribbonMargaret Rutherford Memorial Award

Deadline: March 31

Given in honor of Margaret Elizabeth Rutherford, this award is available to a VAASL member in active service to be used for professional growth and development. The winner will be honored at the Annual Conference Awards Banquet with a citation and a $1000 award intended for professional development including college tuition, conferences, workshops, or other project expenses.

Application Must Include

  • A one-page letter from the applicant explaining how the award money would be used for professional development
  • Letter of recommendation from school library supervisor, district superintendent, district curriculum leader, etc.
  • Letter of recommendation from the principal, assistant principal, dean, or assistant dean with whom the applicant is currently working

Previous Recipients

2015 Carolyn Sexton
2014 Becca Rainey
2013 Christina Comer
2008 Kimberly Sampson
2005 Barbara Stepp
2003 Patricia Rosensteel
2002 Linda Howell
2001 Kimberly Sampson