[library-media] Humanities Programming Award for Schools

Donna Morris dmorris at utah.gov
Mon Nov 17 23:21:01 MST 2008

Forwarded message...good luck, Donna Jones Morris
Dear Librarian:
The ALA Public Programs Office invites you to nominate your school's
library or media center for the 2009 Sara Jaffarian School Library
Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming. School libraries,
public or private, that serve children in any combination of grades K-8
and have conducted humanities programs during the 2007-2008 school year
are eligible. Applications and award guidelines are available at
www.ala.org/jaffarianaward (
). Nominations must be received by ALA by December 1.
The award consists of:
a $4,000 honorarium 
a plaque, to be presented at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago

promotion of the program as a model for other school libraries. 

To be considered, applicant libraries must have conducted a humanities
program or program series during the prior school year (2007-2008). The
humanities program can be focused in many subject areas, including but
not limited to social studies, poetry, drama, art, music, language arts,
foreign language and culture. Programs should focus on broadening
perspectives and helping students understand the wider world and their
place in it. 
The Sara Jaffarian Award was established to recognize and promote
excellence in humanities programming in elementary and middle school
(K-8) libraries. It is presented annually by the ALA Public Programs
Office, in cooperation with the American Association of School
Librarians (AASL), and named for Sara Jaffarian, whose donation to
ALA’s Cultural Communities Fund established the award.
Jaffarian, a retired school librarian and long-time ALA member, spent
her career passionately advocating for school libraries in every school.
For more information on the Sara Jaffarian award, visit
www.ala.org/jaffarianaward (
With questions, please contact the ALA Public Programs Office,
publicprograms at ala.org.
ALA Public Programs Office
50 E. Huron, Chicago IL 60611
(800) 545-2433, ext. 5045
Donna Jones Morris, State Librarian
Director, Utah State Library Division
250 N 1950 W, Suite A
Salt Lake City Ut  84116-7901
801-715-6770 (phone) 801-715-6767 (fax)
1-800-662-9150 (in-Utah-WATS)
dmorris at utah.gov 
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