[Library Media] Reminder for school libraries - Nominations due December 15 for Sara Jaffarian Award

Matt McLain mmclain at utah.gov
Fri Nov 16 11:59:48 MST 2012

Hi Teacher Librarians,
If your library has had a humanities-based program that you are
particularly proud of, you might consider applying for this award.

Good luck!

*Nominations for the 2013 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for
Exemplary Humanities Programming are due to the ALA Public Programs Office
by December 15!* School libraries, public or private, that serve children
in any combination of grades K-8 and conducted humanities programs during
the 2011-2012 school year are eligible. Applications and award guidelines
are available at www.ala.org/jaffarianaward.****

The award consists of a $4,000 honorarium and a plaque. In addition, the
winning program will be promoted as a model program for other school
libraries on www.ProgrammingLibrarian.org<http://lists.ala.org/wws/arc/ppogrants/2010-11/www.ProgrammingLibrarian.org>.
To be considered, applicant libraries must have conducted a humanities
program or program series during the prior school year (2011-2012). 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. They should be initiated and coordinated by the school
librarian and exemplify the role of the library program in advancing the
overall educational goals of the school.****

Potential applicants seeking inspiration can read this interview with the
2012 Jaffarian Award winner Fran Feeley, and access a webinar conducted by
Mr. Feeley on his award-winning program, here:

The Sara Jaffarian Award was established in 2006 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 longtime
ALA member, spent her career passionately advocating for school libraries
in every school. The Sara Jaffarian Award is selected annually by a
committee comprising members of the ALA Public and Cultural Programs
Advisory Committee (PCPAC) and AASL. For more information on the Sara
Jaffarian award, visit www.ala.org/jaffarianaward. ****


ALA Public Programs Office
publicprograms at ala.org
Are you a Programming Librarian? <http://www.programminglibrarian.org/>****

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Matt McLain
Youth Services Coordinator & Library Consultant
Utah State Library
mmclain at utah.gov
(801) 715-6742
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