The announcement of the 2015 School Librarian of the Year will be made at our School Libraries Celebration Day on Monday 5 October 2015 at the Royal Society of Arts, RSA House, 8 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6EZ.
The School Library Association is delighted to announce the finalists for the 2015 School Librarian of the Year Award, the 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.
This year three excellent librarians from very different schools are on the Honour List: Annie Brady at St. Paul's CBS Secondary School, an inner city secondary school in Dublin with 250 boys on the school roll; Chris Routh at Leighton Park School, a Quaker independent school in Reading with 440 day and boarding students aged 11 to 18 and Jane Spall at Aith Junior High School in Shetland with 182 students from nursery to 16 years old.
Each librarian has made a huge difference to the lives of the students and people they work with, igniting a passion for reading, setting students on a learning journey, teaching them essential skills, as well as supporting staff and reaching out to the wider community.
Ginette Doyle, Chair of the SLA School Librarian of the Year Selection Committee, said “2015 has seen another group of excellent librarians for us to judge. All of them demonstrate best practice in their different ways. With so many school librarians under threat, it is good to see that in some areas their value is appreciated. The Honour List librarians are three remarkable women who provide the students in their school with skills that will last a lifetime.”
Read the full results for the SLA School Librarian of the Year Award 2014 with the announcement of the winners, report of the award ceremony and further information about the 2014 honour list finalists and School Librarian of the Year Liz Millett.
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.
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