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Distinguished Library Service Award – School Administrators

Recognizes school administrators for their continued support of library services.

To nominate your administrator, review the criteria, complete the online application form and submit by January 31.

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Criteria

Each nominee will be judged on these nine criteria with a score of 0-5 assigned to each item. The nominee with the highest overall score will be selected as the award recipient.

  • Describe how the nominee has been instrumental in staffing the library proportionate to student population throughout the entire instructional day for professional and clerical staffing needs.
  • Describe how the nominee has been instrumental in funding the local library budget, promoting bond issues, or seeking special funding to support the library.
  • Describe how the nominee establishes a campus or district culture that sets high expectations, promotes learning, and creates an understanding of the library as an integral part of the learning process.
  • Describe how the nominee promotes varied reading projects and reading at both professional and student levels.
  • Describe activities of the nominee that facilitated the long-range planning for facility improvement of the library and the use and integration of technology, telecommunications, social media, and information systems.
  • Describe how the nominee supports library policies, innovation in library programming, and/or professional collaboration.
  • Describe how the nominee supports participation in institutes, workshops, seminars, conferences, in-service training, continuing education, interactive distance learning, video conferencing, and state and national library-related conferences.
  • Describe how the nominee advocates for the integration of technology, as well as participation in state and national technology initiatives in the library, school, or district.
  • Describe how the nominee assisted in the development and implementation of a comprehensive program of parent and community relations that relate to the library.

 

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