Do you know a librarian who is truly redefining the role—creatively going above and beyond to meet the needs of students and the school community? We’re looking for the 2018 School Librarian of the Year!
The School Librarian of the Year Award, presented by School Library Journal, honors a K–12 library professional for outstanding achievement and the exemplary use of 21st-century tools and services to engage children and teens toward fostering multiple literacies. To learn more about the application process, visit: https://www.slj.com/schoollibrarian.
New this year, the winning school librarian will receive:
- $2500 cash and $2500 in-kind digital and/or print products for their library
- A visit from John Schumacher (Mr. Schu!), Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic, including a book giveaway for every student in the school
- “Mr. Schu’s Scholastic Book Fair Picks” Collection
- An invitation to participate in a 2019 Scholastic Book Fairs Summer Reading Summit (including coach airfare, one night hotel stay, and summit registration)
- A feature profile in the September 2018 issue of SLJ
In addition, two finalists will be honored in the following categories:
- SLJ‘s Librarian Champion of Student Voice
- SLJ‘s Librarian Champion of Civic Engagement
The two finalists will each receive $1000 of in-kind digital and/or print products for their library; “Mr. Schu’s Scholastic Book Fair Picks” Collection; a visit from Mr. Schu; an invitation to participate in a 2019 Scholastic Book Fairs Summer Reading Summit (including coach airfare, one night hotel stay and summit registration); and editorial coverage alongside the winner in the September 2018 issue of SLJ.
Don’t wait! Applicants can nominate themselves and supporters (i.e. administrators, peers, institutions) can also nominate a librarian for the award. Nominations close May 21, 2018.
You can read insights from past School Librarian of the Year winners on the EDU blog, including: