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How to Nominate

Nominations for School Librarian of the Year 2017 are now open. The closing date for applications is 20 January 2017.

Please consider nominating a librarian in a primary or secondary school who demonstrates outstanding professional qualities and deserves to be recognised for the work that they do. Nominees do not need to be members of the SLA, and may be from any phase of education.

The Proposer should complete the Official Nomination Form and return it by email to the SLA office. Closing date for nominations for the 2017 School Librarian of the Year is 20 January 2017.

SLYA Official Nomination Form 2017

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Please read our Guidance Notes which will help you prepare an effective nomination:

SLYA Nomination Guidelines 2017

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

To find out more about the School Librarian of the Year Award, explore these pages:


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