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Winner of SLA School Librarian of the Year Award 2017

The SLA School Librarian of the Year Award is the School Library Association’s prestigious honour to recognize the excellent work that is carried out in school libraries every day, highlighting the best practice of those whose work is outstanding.

This year Lucas Maxwell at Glenthorne High School, London Borough of Sutton has been awarded the honour of the School Librarian of the Year 2017.
To read more about Lucas go to www.sla.org.uk/slya-2017.php

Multi-award-winning author and illustrator Chris Riddell, President of the SLA, presented him with the award at a special ceremony at The Hive, Worcester on Monday 9th October.

Lucas Maxwell
There is a sense of fun in Lucas’s library. From timed Lego competitions to interactive and engaging library lessons. Lucas adds a playfulness and light touch to the library that the students overwhelmingly respond to.  The contribution that the library makes to the school is felt well outside of its walls. Staff speak glowingly of how Lucas has enriched their teaching and enthused the whole school about reading for pleasure.  Tricia Adams, Director of the SLA, said: ‘‘Lucas is a worthy winner and shows that school libraries are successful champions of both books and technology.  His library is obviously fun to be in and his ‘Poem in my Pocket’ initiative and ‘Open Mic’ nights make the library a much loved centre in his school”

The two other school librarians on the Honour List are:
Mairéad Duggan – Mount Carmel Secondary School, Dublin and Shelagh Toonen – Elgin Academy, Moray
All three bring a passion and enthusiasm to their work that is thoroughly deserving of recognition by this award. To read the profiles of all the librarians on the Honour List visit the SLA website at: www.sla.org.uk

The work of all the librarians on the Honour List, including the overall winner of School Librarian of the Year 2017, was celebrated at a ceremony held on Monday 9th October 2017 at The Hive, Worcester.

 

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2 Comments

Posted by Anne Robinson on Monday 9th October 2017 at 18:35:

Congratulations from the first winner to the latest!

Posted by Crystal Lowe-Stoddard on Monday 9th October 2017 at 16:12:

Hi Lucas
Congratulations! So pleased to see you have won the School Librarian Award 2017; your Mum told me you'd been nominated and their plan was to attend, and so, I googled it. (Hope you don't mind.) Well done you.
Crystal, in Yarmouth, NS

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