Yesterday I received an email from a publicist for School Library Journal, announcing that nominations were open for their 2nd School Librarian of the Year Award. The award is being presented by Scholastic Publishing. Nominations are open until Friday, May 22, 2015, with judging taking place in June, the winner announced in July, and the winner published in the September issue of School Library Journal. Here are the key points about the award from the publicist:
"This year, one winning school librarian will receive the following:
- $2,500 cash award
- $2,500 worth of print and digital materials from Scholastic Library Publishing
- Feature article in the September 2015 issue of School Library Journal
- An invitation to the SLJ Leadership Summit in Seattle,
Two finalists will each receive $500 in materials of their choice from Scholastic Library Publishing and be featured with the winner in online multimedia articles for SLJ.com. All nominations are judged by an esteemed panel comprised of school administrators, SLJ editors, industry professionals from Scholastic and 2014 School Librarian of the Year Michelle Colte, based on criteria including exemplary use of technology tools, creativity in programming and use of content and more. You can learn more about the 2014 winner here.
Instructions for applying and nominating individuals for the School Librarian of the Year Award can be found here: slj.com/schoollibrarian "