[Library Media] Fwd: [pubprgms] School librarians invited to apply for $5, 000 humanities programming prize

Sharon Deeds sdeeds at utah.gov
Wed Sep 10 08:56:35 MDT 2014

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From: Sarah Ostman <sostman at ala.org>
Date: Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 8:29 AM
Subject: [pubprgms] School librarians invited to apply for $5,000
humanities programming prize
To: "pubprgms at ala.org" <pubprgms at ala.org>

Hi everyone,

A message for school librarians: ALA is now accepting applications for the
2015 Sara Jaffarian Award. The award recognized K-8 schools for exceptional
programming in social studies, poetry, drama, art, language arts, culture,
or other humanities subjects.

Apply by Dec. 15 at www.ala.org/jaffarianaward. More information below.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Sarah Ostman

Communications Manager

ALA Public Programs Office



CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office is
now accepting nominations for the 2015 Sara Jaffarian School Library
Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming.

School libraries, public or private, that served children in grades K-8 and
conducted humanities programs during the 2013-14 school year are eligible.
The winning library will receive $5,000.

Applications, award guidelines and a list of previous winners are available
at www.ala.org/jaffarianaward. Nominations must be received by Dec. 15,
2014. School librarians are encouraged to self-nominate.

Applicant libraries must have conducted a humanities program or program
series during the prior school year (2013-14). The humanities program can
be focused in many subject areas, including 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.

Named after the late Sara Jaffarian, a school librarian and longtime ALA
member, ALA’s Jaffarian Award was established in 2006 to recognize and
promote excellence in humanities programming in elementary and middle
school libraries. It is presented annually by the ALA Public Programs
Office in cooperation with the American Association of School Librarians
(AASL). The award is selected annually by a committee comprising members of
the ALA Public and Cultural Programs Advisory Committee (PCPAC), AASL and
the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC).

Funding for the Jaffarian Award is provided by ALA’s Cultural Communities
Fund (CCF). In 2003, a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the
Humanities kick-started a campaign to secure the future of libraries as
cultural destinations within the community. Since then, CCF has grown to
more than $1.7 million, serving libraries as they serve their communities
through the highest quality arts and humanities programs. To contribute to
CCF, visit www.ala.org/ccf.

*About the ALA Public Programs Office*

ALA’s Public Programs Office provides leadership, resources, training and
networking opportunities that help thousands of librarians nationwide
develop and host cultural programs for adult, young adult and family
audiences. The mission of the ALA Public Programs Office is to promote
cultural programming as an essential part of library service in all types
of libraries. Projects include book and film discussion series, literary
and cultural programs featuring authors and artists, professional
development opportunities and traveling exhibitions. School, public,
academic and special libraries nationwide benefit from the office’s
programming initiatives.

*About the American Association of School Librarians*

The American Association of School Librarians, www.aasl.org, a division of
the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform
teaching and learning.

*About the American Library Association*

The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library
association in the world, with approximately 57,000 members in academic,
public, school, government and special libraries. The mission of the
American Library Association is to provide leadership for the development,
promotion and improvement of library and information services and the
profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access
to information for all.


Sarah Ostman

Communications Manager

Public Programs Office

American Library Association

(312) 280-5061

www.ProgrammingLibrarian.org <http://www.ala.org/publicprograms>

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Sharon Deeds, Youth Services Coordinator/Consultant
Utah State Library Division
250 N 1950 W  Suite A
Salt Lake City, UT 84116-7901
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