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SLRI Awards - Mini Grant

The Mini Grant 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.  

2023 Applications are now open!

  • 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; any SLRI member in good standing may submit an application.
  • When will the award be announced? At the RILA Annual Conference 
  • What form does the award take? Up to two grants of $250 will be awarded

Submission Guidelines: 

  • 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.
  • Proposals must clearly identify and link to Common Core standards, AASL standards, and/or RI Cross-Curricular proficiencies
  • Proposals must clearly describe materials and/or services that will be purchased with this award and how those purchases will help achieve the project's goals
  • Descriptions of the winning entry may be posted to the SLRI website
  • Applications are due by midnight on April 17, 2023.
  • Incomplete 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
  • Please note that award eligibility, application, selection, and submission criteria may be changed at the discretion of the SLRI Awards Chair and/or the SLRI Executive Board.

Email any questions about this award or about the application process to with “Mini Grant” in the subject line. 

Previous Recipients:

  • 2022- Michelle Steever, East Greenwich
  • 2021-Peter Quesnel, Providence
  • 2020-Michelle Steever, East Greenwich
  • 2019-Cynthia Alexandre, Pawtucket; Heidi Blais, Cranston
  • 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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