The SLA Secondary School Librarian of the Year Award recognises the amazing school library staff who work so hard to bring reading and learning alive for pupils.
Announcing the 2023 SLA Award Winners
Derek France receives his award from author illustrator Steve Antony in 2022
The aim of this award is to raise the profile of school librarians so that everyone can understand the value of what they do and become school library supporters.
It's too late to nominate for SLYA 2024 but if you think your Secondary School Librarian is worth shouting about, don't forget to nominate them next year.
The School Librarian of the Year Award is run entirely on sponsorship kindly donated by friends and supporters of the Award. No money is taken from the SLA budget so all staff time, the cost of judging, prizes for the winners and the final award ceremony must be covered by the sponsors' donations.
The 2023 Secondary School Librarian of the Year is sponsored by Sora, the reading app from OverDrive.
Rushey Mead Academy, Leicester
Preston Lodge High School, East Lothian
Addey and Stanhope School, London
The King's School, Chester
St Wilfrid's CE Academy, Blackburn
Glenthorne High School, London
Corby Business Academy
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