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Cilip SLG/SLA Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Award

PLA Logo MonoThe Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Award is to recognise the contribution made by pupils who work in their school libraries, to acknowledge the skills gained and to give them the recognition they deserve, both within and outside their school community.

The Award was inaugurated in 2015 and is a joint venture between the CILIP School Libraries Group (SLG) and the School Library Association.

The official dedicated website for the Award is at at

2017 Award

Nominations are now open for the Pupil Library Assistant Award 2017 - download the nomination form from the website.

2016 Winner

Congratulations to the winner of the Pupil Library Assistant of the Year 2016 - Dielleza Brava of Sydenham School, London.

Read the full report of the 2016 Award.

2015 Winner

Congratulations to Abbie Craske of Aylsham High School in Norfolk, winner of the inaugural Cilip SLG/SLA Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Award.

Read the full report of the 2015 Award.

Background to the Award

An article by Barbara Band and Susan Staniforth about the Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Award was published in the The School Librarian and is available to download here (pdf):

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