[Library Media] Nominations Open for School Librarian of the Year

Sharon Deeds sdeeds at utah.gov
Mon Sep 9 08:39:53 MDT 2019


Nominations of stellar school librarians may be submitted for the School
Librarian of the Year 2020

Administered by *School Library Journal * <https://www.slj.com/>and
sponsored by Scholastic Book Fairs
<https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/landing-page.html> and Scholastic
Digital Solutions <http://www.scholastic.com/edtech/>, the award 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.
  Eligibility requirements

To be considered, applicants must meet state requirements for school
library media certification and be currently employed as a media
specialist, teacher librarian, or equivalent position. They can be working
in either a public or private school at a site level.

A written statement describing the award nominee and the services
implemented must demonstrate how the librarian’s accomplishments fulfill
the following award criteria:

Exemplary service to fulfill the needs of students and the school community
Creativity in programming and use of content

Collaboration with teacher peers, staff, and administrators

Effective integration of library services with curricula

Demonstrated student engagement

Exemplary use of technology tools

Outreach to parents, families

Effective promotion of the library and what it offers

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