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SLRI is pleased to accept proposals for the 2017 Mini Grant, which is awarded to make possible a future project that seeks to support student learning, improve a school library collection or program, and enhance the library and/or subject area curriculum.  

Who is eligible for this award? Any current SLRI member in good standing (current SLRI Executive Board members--officers, immediate past president, standing committee chairs, members-at-large--are not eligible for this award)

Who may submit a proposal application for this award? This is a self-nomination application process

When will the award be announced? At the SLRI Annual Conference on March 10, 2017

What form does the award take? One grant of $500.00 will be awarded

Selection Criteria: 

  • The applicant must be an SLRI member in good standing
  • The proposed project may take any form but must support student learning, improve a school library collection or program, and enhance the library and/or subject area curriculum
  • The proposed project cannot yet have been implemented and must be intended for a future date 
  • The goals of the project must clearly align with Common Core State Standards

Submission Guidelines: 

  • Submissions must be received electronically by 4pm on March 6, 2017
  • Descriptions of the winning entry may be posted to the SLRI website
  • Incomplete, illegible, or late entries will be disqualified
  • At least 3 readers will review each application using the attached rubric
  • The award recipient may be asked to present at a future SLRI program or conference
  • The purpose of this award is to recognize excellence as defined by the criteria and rubric posted above; SLRI reserves the right to withhold the award if submissions do not meet these requirements

Submit applications by 4pm of the March 6 deadline using the form linked below. Any questions about this award or about the application process may be emailed to with “Mini Grant” in the subject line. 

Due to time constraints, no mail-in application forms will be available. All applications must be made online using the linked form below.

The SLRI Awards Committee thanks you for your time and your enthusiasm in support of school library programs and services.

Previous Recipients:

  • 2017-Susan Murphy, Coventry
  • 2016-Deirdre Carlino, South Kingstown
  • 2013-Suzanne Jordan, East Providence
  • 2012-Laura Cabral, Bristol-Warren
  • 2011-Susan Rose, Cranston
  • 2010-Jennifer Thomas, Bishop Stang
  • 2009-Mary Moen, Chariho
  • 2008-Michelle Steever and Holly Barton, Chariho
  • 2006-Donna Good, Narragansett High School

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