Association of Independent School Librarians


Year Place
 Skip Anthony Banquet Lecturer*
 2017 New Orleans, LA Rebecca Miller, editor of Library Journal
 2016 
 Los Angeles, CA
 Sam Wasson, author of 5th Avenue, 5am and Fosse
 2015
 Tampa, FL
 Ken Dorsey, author of Florida Roadkill and the Serge Storms series
 2014 Dallas - Fort Worth, TX  Kurt Eichenwald, author of The Informant
 2013
 Baltimore, MD
 Kevin O’Malley, author of Animal Crackers Fly the Coop
 2012
 Denver, CO
 Thomas J. “Dr. Colorado” Noe
 2011
 San Francisco, CA
 Gennifer Choldenko, author of Al Capone Does My Shirts
 2010
 Nashville, TN
 Robert Hicks, author of The Widow of the South
 2009
 Las Vegas, NV
 Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple
 2008
 Toronto, ON
 Deborah Ellis, author and activist
 2007
 Philadelphia, PA
 Terry Gross, National Public Radio journalist
 2006
 Atlanta, GA
 Terry Kay, author of To Dance with the White Dog
 2005
 New York, NY
 Richard Peck, author of A Year Down Yonder
 2004 Dallas, TX
 Naomi Shihab Nye, poet, author, and anthologist
 2003
 Charlottesville, VA John Cole, Director of The Center for the Book at the Library of Congress
 2002 Pasadena, CA
 Robin Rector Rupp, author and illustrator of Rainbow and You
 2001 New England
 James Gurney, author of Dinotopia
 2000
 Washington, DC
 Diane Rehm, National Public Radio journalist
 1999
 Winston-Salem, NC
 Jill McCorkle, author of The Cheerleader
 1998
 Portland, OR
 Chet Orloff, Director of the Oregon Historical Society
 1997
 Baltimore, MD
 Taylor Branch, author of Parting the Waters
 1996
 Washington, DC
 David Maraniss, author of First in His Class
 1995
 Denver, CO
 David Loertscher, AASL President
 1994
 Boston, MA
 Robert Cormier, author of The Chocolate War
 1993
 Los Angeles, CA
 Rebecca Rothenberg, author of The Bullrush Murders
 1992
 Washington, DC
 Michael Dirda, editor of The Washington Post’s “Book World”
 1991 St. Louis, MO
 Glen Savan, author of White Palace
 1990 San Francisco, CA
 Joe Kane, author of Running the Amazon
 1989 Washington, DC Richard Jackson, publisher, Bradbury Press
 1988 Washington, DC I.F. Stone, journalist and author of The Trial of Socrates
  

*Skip Anthony was the librarian at the Ellis School in Pittsburgh.  He was a founding member of AISL, ” a lifelong librarian, the best in the profession, and a friend to all of us “old-timers”.   Active in our library organizations, he was always present to give advice, encouragement and support.   His passing in 1990 saddened us all and was a tremendous loss to AISL.”–Mark Hillsamer, “AISL at Nine,” Library Connection, March 1996.

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