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Empowering Oregon Students by Supporting School Libraries 

 Congratulations to the 2023 Award Winners:  

Secondary Teacher-Librarian of the Year
Jean Gritter, Greater Albany Public Schools

Elementary Teacher-Librarian of the Year
Martha Dyer, Eugene School District 4J

District Librarian of the Year
Jennifer McKenzie, Siuslaw School District

Classified Staff Person of the Year
Alisa Betz, Bend-La Pine Schools

 Distinguished Service Award for Library Administrators
Dr. David Pryor, West Linn-Wilsonville School District
The first-timer scholarship recipients were: 
  • Marlena Adams
  • Susan Lightle
  • Lindy Hartvigson

School Libraries Deliver!  
Watch the video above to see/hear school library standards in action!

Check out the
Oregon School Library Standards and
K-14 Grade Level Learning Goals   
See button link to the right, and also via this database for easy searching:

and find advocacy resources in the 
OASL Library Advocacy Toolkit


Congratulations to our two 2023 Connie Hull Endowment Fund Mini-Grant recipients:


  • Kate Jacobson Dutro from Hartley Elementary in the Reynolds School District for "Manga in Real Life".
  • Keely Nudo from Grant Watts Elementary/Scapoose District Librarian for "Promoting Student Literacy and the Inquiry Process Through Connection and Collaboration With Classroom Instruction".
For details about the award and application requirements click here.


Check out this new resource!

A preview of the OASL Strong School Library Rubric

 OASL Letters of Appreciation!  

Would you like to recognize a program, event, organization or community partner that supports strong school libraries?  We are setting up a process by which OASL can send a Letter of Appreciation on your behalf.

Find information via the Awards link   ---->

Promote School Libraries in Oregon!
Check out our "Save Our School Libraries" Advocacy and visit our Parent Advocacy page.

Library Advocacy Videa

OASL Newsletter: Grant Writing for School Libraries + Connie Hull Mini Grants

Issue 6, November 2023

Article submissions, suggestions, or corrections can be sent to [email protected]

 Connie Hull Mini Grants 2023 

Our application deadline has been extended to December 15th, 2023. Please see the grant details here for more information. 

 2023 OASL Fall Conference

It was so wonderful to see you all!

Save the date for October 5th 2024 in Portland for our next conference.

Missed the conference, or want to revisit some topics? Slide decks for most sessions can be found here. 

Check out this delightful episode of Amy Hermon’s podcast “School Librarians United” featuring… all of us! Amy conducted brief interviews during our annual OASL conference to compile strategies, programming ideas, and so much more from Oregon’s school library staff. We’re famous! 

-------------------------------------------------------------Gregory Lum AASL National Conference Grant Winner Announced!

Congratulations to our 2023 grant recipient:

Delia Fields, Teacher-Librarian from Hermiston High School. 

To learn more about the grant and this year's recipient click here.

OASL at AASL 2023!  



OASL Anti-Racism Resources for School Libraries Padlet

OASL COVID-19 Resources Padlet

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