We are happy to announce that Nancy Everhart, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Library & Information Studies, Florida State University, is the 2012 winner of the IASL School Librarianship Award. A respected author, award winner, and professor, Nancy is also the director of the School Library Media Program and the PALM Center: Partnership Advancing Library Media, devoted to the study of school libraries and librarianship. Through the center she has obtained numerous grants and has gained local, national, and international attention for the leadership role of the school librarian and the importance of school libraries.
Nancy is also co-editor of IASL’s School Libraries Worldwide and a past-president of AASL. During her AASL presidency she undertook a Vision Tour of outstanding school libraries in the United States, generating publicity for school libraries that resulting in major positive changes. She has also been instrumental in promoting international school relationships by taking U.S. school librarians to London to study and hosting school librarians from other countries in the U.S. and serves on FSU's Council for International Education and Programs.
There will be more about Nancy and the award in an upcoming issue of the IASL Newsletter. Recipients of the IASL School Librarianship Award are individual members of IASL who are recognized for their contribution to the national development of school libraries and services within their own country or internationally. This award is announced annually in October during
International School Library Month and is the premier international recognition of services to school libraries.
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