2020 Judi Paradis Action Grant
Supports library programming making a positive impact on a library program and/or school culture.

DESCRIPTION: Judi Paradis was a key leader in the school library community and the Massachusetts School Library Association. As a champion of social justice, diversity, multiculturalism, and advocacy, her dedication, leadership, creativity, and enthusiasm inspired many school librarians.

MSLA has established an action grant in remembrance of our friend and colleague. A grant will be awarded to a librarian/library program for programming purposes which support making a positive impact on a library program and/or school culture. Special consideration will be given to proposals demonstrating topics of social justice, diversity/multiculturalism, and collaboration with teachers.

CRITERIA / ELIGIBILITY: The nominee must be a Massachusetts school librarian who is state-certified or who has a professional degree as a school librarian and is a current member of MSLA. The project or program must take place during the 2019-2020 school year and make a positive difference in the school/district's library program and/or school culture.

AWARD FUNDING: One or more awards may be given per year up to $500 for supplies, materials, presenters, etc needed for programming.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The winner of the Judi Paradis Action Grant agrees to:
* Give an accounting of expenses with receipts in order to be reimbursed.
* Write an article for the MSLA Forum, coordinated with the Forum editors.
* Submit a photograph for use on the MSLA website.

Complete the online form.

DUE DATE: January 15, 2020
Applicant name *
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Applicant email *
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School and position *
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Describe the program (include the nature of the program, length of the program, collaborators). *
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How does this program make a positive impact on your library and/or the school culture? *
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Number of students/staff/community members impacted by this program. *
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How much money are you requesting? (Awards of up to $500 will be granted). Outline the expenses. *
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If you do not receive all of what you are requesting, how will you fund the balance of this initiative? *
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