Scholarships


Policy for WASLA Scholarships and Awards

1. The policy may change at the discretion of the WASLA Executive.
2. Applicants for WASLA funding must use the appropriate application form and be signed off by the Vice President and the members of the Scholarship and Awards sub-committee.
3. Allocation of funds will be at the discretion of the WASLA Executive.
4. All applicants must hold current membership of WASLA to apply.

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Scholarships
School Library Professional Learning

• Members of the WASLA Committee may apply, using the appropriate form, to the Executive Committee for support to attend national or international conferences that are related to the school library profession.
• Members may apply, using the appropriate form, to the Executive Committee for support to attend other conferences that are related to the school library profession.
• Applications must be submitted by the due date.
• The application form is available from the WASLA website (see Appendix B for the standard scholarship form).
• Scholarships will be decided by the Scholarship and Awards sub-committee, which is led by the Vice President, and reported back to the WASLA Committee.
• Scholarship money needs to be used in the same school calendar year.

Amount:
• 2 x $500 maximum for members (for conference fees, travel and accommodation)

Note:
• Each recipient needs to forward receipts for costs incurred to the WASLA Treasurer for reimbursement up to the value of $500.
• The Vice President will ring each applicant to announce the decision of the sub-committee.
• Scholarships are awarded on application. Application for scholarships will include an agreement with WASLA that the awardees will write a 500 word account of their experience at the conference and submitted within four weeks after the event (see WASLA Awardees Writing Guidelines – Appendix A).

Annual Awards

Teacher Librarian of the Year

• Determined by the Scholarship and Awards sub-committee, led by the Vice President.
• Selection according to Guidelines for TL Award on request or via WASLA website.
• Award is for excellence, prize money $250, framed certificate, and trophy.
• Invitation to the recipient’s Principal and family is to be considered by the Committee.
• The application form is available from the WASLA website (see Appendix C for the standard application form).
• The Vice President will ring each applicant to announce the decision of the sub-committee.
• A letter of recognition of the awardee will be sent to the Principal on behalf of WASLA.

The Awards sub-committee will use the participants’ applications to write a 500 word vignette for ic3 for publication. Awardees must provide a photograph (jpg, 600 pixels resolution)

Library Technician of the Year

• Determined by the Scholarship and Awards sub-committee, led by the Vice President.
• Selection according to Guidelines for Library Technician Award on request or via WASLA website.
• Award is for excellence, prize money $250, framed certificate and trophy.
• Invitation to Principal to be considered by the Committee.
• The application form is available from the WASLA website (see Appendix D for the standard application form).
• The Vice President will ring each applicant to announce the decision of the sub-committee.
• A letter of recognition of the awardee will be sent to the Principal on behalf of WASLA.

The Awards sub-committee will use the participants’ applications to write a 500 word vignette for ic3 for publication. Awardees must provide a photograph (jpg, 600 pixels resolution)

Library Officer of the Year

• Determined by the Scholarship and Awards sub-committee, led by the Vice President.
• Selection according to Guidelines for Library Officer Award on request or via WASLA website.
• Award is for excellence, prize money $250, framed certificate and trophy.
• Invitation to Principal to be considered by the Committee.
• The application form is available from the WASLA website (see Appendix E for the standard application form).
• The Vice President will ring each applicant to announce the decision of the sub-committee.
• A letter of recognition of the awardee will be sent to the Principal on behalf of WASLA.

The Awards sub-committee will use the participants’ applications to write a 500 word vignette for ic3 for publication. Awardees must provide a photograph (jpg, 600 pixels resolution)

School Library of the Year

• Determined by the Scholarship and Awards sub-committee, led by the Vice President.
• Selection according to Guidelines for School Library Award on request or via WASLA website.
• Award is for excellence, institutional membership for 1 year, framed certificate and trophy.
• Invitation to Principal to be considered by the Committee.
• The application form is available from the WASLA website (see Appendix F for the standard application form).
• The Vice President will ring each applicant to announce the decision of the sub-committee.
• A letter of recognition of the awardee will be sent to the Principal on behalf of WASLA.

The Awards sub-committee will use the participants’ applications to write a 500 word vignette for ic3 for publication. Awardees must provide a photograph (jpg, 600 pixels resolution)

PTCWA Award

This award is presented to a member who is deemed to have contributed significantly to the school library profession in WA at the Association committee level.

• Selection of this candidate will be determined by the WASLA Executive

The Awards sub-committee will use the participants’ applications to write a 500 word vignette for ic3 for publication. Awardees must provide a photograph (jpg, 600 pixels resolution).

Senior Executive
President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary.

Scholarship and Awards sub-committee composition:
Vice President and up to 3 Committee members

Appendix A

Awardees Writing Guidelines
WASLA scholarships and funding are awarded on application to WASLA. As part of the funding agreement, successful applicants will write a 500 word (minimum, can be up to 1000 words) vignette recounting their experiences at the conference/PD and submit within four weeks post-event. This mini-article will be published in ic3, WASLA’s professional journal. Applicants will also provide a photograph of themselves (jpg format, 600 pixels resolution).

Suggested format for article:

  • Name:
  • Conference: Title of conference, dates and location
  • Organisation: Eg. School name + location
  • Title: Eg. Teacher librarian, Director of Library, Library Technician, Library Officer
  • Mini-article Use the following headings to get started.
  • Introduction Why I wanted to attend the conference.
  • Keynotes The most rewarding keynote/s – one I enjoyed most,
  • The keynote I learnt the most from/challenged my thinking
  • Sessions The most rewarding session/s – one I enjoyed most
  • The session I learnt the most from/challenged my thinking
  • Networking People I met, created links with and shared information
  • Trade Trade display and IDEAs session – what I learnt
  • Future What I would like to see next time
  • Conclusion Concluding statement – overall evaluation of the conference

P O Box 1272 West Perth WA 6872
ABN 14 788 316 426

Western Australian School Library Association

Members only to apply
Send this application to the Vice President vicepresident@wasla.asn.au

Closing date: 28th April 2020
Notification date: 5th May 2020

2020 School Library Professional Learning Scholarship

  • Name:
  • School:
  • Email:
  • Phone: Work (08) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Home (08) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
  • WASLA number:
  • My reasons for application (150 words or less – Dot points will suffice)

Vice President: Email: vicepresident@wasla.asn.au

Scholarship Guidelines:

WASLA scholarships and funding are awarded on application to WASLA. As part of the funding agreement, successful applicants will write a 500 word (minimum, can be up to 1000 words) vignette recounting their experiences at the conference/PD. This mini-article will be published in ic3, WASLA’s professional journal. Applicants will also provide a photograph of themselves (jpg format, 600 pixels resolution).

Suggested format for your article:

  • Name:
  • Conference: Title of conference, dates and location
  • Organisation: Eg. School name + location
  • Title: Eg. Teacher librarian, Director of Library, Library Officer, Library Technician
  • Mini-article Use the following headings to get started.
  • Introduction Why I wanted to attend the conference.
  • Keynotes The most rewarding keynote/s – one I enjoyed most,
  • The keynote I learnt the most from/challenged my thinking
  • Sessions The most rewarding session/s – one I enjoyed most
  • The session I learnt the most from/challenged my thinking
  • Networking People I met, created links with and shared information
  • Trade Trade display and IDEAs session – what I learnt
  • Future What I would like to see next time
  • Conclusion Concluding statement – overall evaluation of the conference

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN TEACHER LIBRARIAN OF THE YEAR

This award recognises and honours an exceptional Teacher Librarian in a school setting whose professional practice has a positive impact on student achievement and information literacy.
Each year, the committee of the Western Australian School Library Association may nominate an individual for this award, whom they consider demonstrates a high level of achievement in
 Professional Knowledge
 Professional Practice
 Professional Commitment
The nominated individual must have been a qualified Teacher Librarian for 3 years and have a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Teacher Librarian, and be a financial member (personal or institutional) of the association.
The Western Australian Teacher Librarian of the Year will be announced at the annual conference of the association and will receive a framed certificate, a trophy and $250.00.

Within the broad fields of Education and Librarianship, Teacher Librarians are uniquely qualified. This is valuable because curriculum knowledge and pedagogy are combined with library and information management knowledge and skills.
Teacher Librarians support and implement the vision of their school communities through advocating and building effective library and information services and programs that contribute to the development of lifelong learners.

NOTES
1. Call for nominations to go on WASLA_Net and in the WASLA journal and to all members.
2. Nominations will be sent to the Vice President of WASLA.
3. The Scholarship and Awards sub-committee, led by the Vice President will select the worthy recipient.
4. The decision of the sub-committee will be final.
5. The sub-committee will prepare a statement on the recipient to be announced and presented at the first WASLA PD of the year.
6. Members only may apply for this award.

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN TEACHER LIBRARIAN OF THE YEAR 

NOMINATION FORM:  WASLA-TL-Award-Nomination-2020

 

LIBRARY TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

Guidelines for candidate selection
1. Awarded to a Library Technician giving outstanding service to school libraries in Western Australia. This award carries a $250 prize.
2. The nominated individual must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a library technician, and be a financial member (personal or institutional) of the association.
3. A full curriculum vitae, including details of nominee’s contribution to school libraries in Western Australia will be submitted.
4. Call for nominations to go on WASLA_Net, in the WASLA journal and to all members.
5. Nominations will be sent to the Vice President of WASLA.
6. The Scholarship and Awards sub-committee, led by the Vice President will select the worthy recipient.
7. The decision of the sub-committee will be final.
8. The sub-committee will prepare a statement on the recipient to be read at the first WASLA PD of the year.
Please note that all nomination materials must be provided in electronic format. Please forward application by email to the Vice President of WASLA vicepresident@wasla.asn.au

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN LIBRARY TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR 

NOMINATION FORM:  WASLA-LT-Award-Nomination-2020

 

LIBRARY OFFICER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Guidelines for candidate selection
1. Awarded to a Library Officer giving outstanding service to school libraries in Western Australia. This award carries a $250 prize.
2. The nominated individual must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a library officer, and be a financial member (personal or institutional) of the association.
3. A full curriculum vitae, including details of nominee’s contribution to school libraries in Western Australia will be submitted.
4. Call for nominations to go on WASLA_Net, in the WASLA journal and to all members.
5. Nominations will be sent to the Vice President of WASLA.
6. The Scholarship and Awards sub-committee, led by the Vice President will select the worthy recipient.
7. The decision of the sub-committee will be final.
8. The sub-committee will prepare a one page statement on the recipient to be read at first WASLA PD of the year.
Please note that all nomination materials must be provided in electronic format. Please forward application by email to the Vice President of WASLA vicepresident@wasla.asn.au

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN LIBRARY OFFICER OF THE YEAR

NOMINATION FORM:  WASLA-LO-Award-Nomination-2020

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL LIBRARY OF THE YEAR

This award recognises and honours an exceptional school library team whose professional practice has a positive impact on student achievement and information literacy.

Each year, the committee of the Western Australian School Library Association may nominate or receive nominations for teams who they consider demonstrate a high level of achievement in:

 Professional Knowledge
 Professional Practice
 Professional Commitment

The nominated school library must be a financial institutional member of WASLA.

The Western Australian School Library of the Year will be announced at the first PD event of the Association and will receive a trophy, framed certificate and free WASLA institutional membership for the following year.

School libraries support and implement the vision of their school communities through advocating and building effective library and information services that contribute to the development of lifelong learners.

Guidelines for school library selection:
1. Details of their contribution to school libraries in Western Australia will be submitted as well as the nomination form below.
2. Call for nominations to go on WASLANet, in the WASLA journal and to all members.
3. Nominations will be sent to the Vice President of WASLA.
4. The Scholarship and Awards sub-committee, led by the Vice President will select the worthy recipient.
5. The decision of the sub-committee will be final.
6. The sub-committee will prepare a short statement on the recipient to be announced and presented at the awards ceremony, along with an article to appear in the Association’s journal.
7.
Please note that all nomination materials must be provided in electronic format, including a high-resolution image of the nominated school library team.

Please forward application by email to the Vice President of WASLA vicepresident@wasla.asn.au

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL LIBRARY OF THE YEAR

NOMINATION FORM:  WASLA School Library Award 2020