Application for a Library Copy of AASL Standards Book
In November 2017, AASL released the new National School Library Standards. The framework of which can be found The book -- National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries -- costs from $99 to $199, depending on one's ALA/AASL membership. The Alaska State Library has dedicated up to $2500 of professional development funds to purchase copies of the book.

Individual Alaska public school or private nonprofit libraries are eligible to apply to receive a copy of the book if there is a certified school librarian currently employed at a minimum of .1 FTE.

In applying, the certified librarian agrees to catalog the AASL National School LIbrary Standards book for inclusion in their school or district's professional library and make available for checkout to other school/district teachers and librarians within 30 days of receiving it. The librarian also agrees complete a short survey regarding how they are using the book.

If interested and eligible, please fill out this application by January 19, 2018. If there are more applicants than available funds allow, a small committee will choose awardees based on application responses.

Questions? Contact Jared Shucha at

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Name of school where currently employed as a school librarian (or name of district, if employed at the district level) *
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How will having a copy of National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries help you as a professional? What outcome/s do you expect as a result of having the book? (Please limit your response to 500 words or less.)
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