This is a new award, created by the School Library Association to showcase the spectacular work which is happening in school libraries at the moment. Work which develops literacy, community and independence in children.
This award celebrates one-off or progressive projects (rather than regular library activity) such as a rebuilding/refurbishment, or a whole school information literacy project. There are no restrictions as to what the project is, but submissions should be able to demonstrate the need for the project.
The award is open to SLA members in state, academy and private SLA members, of all age groups in the UK.
June: Open submissions
December: Close submissions
(Depending on the number of entries, long/short listing will take place during this time.)
June: Awards evening to announce winner
Chaired by an SLA trustee, and all judges have a maximum term of 3-5 years. There will be a mix of experience and about 5 judges in total.
We are currently looking for a sponsor for this award.
If you'd like to know more please contact Elly Roberts on firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about the other SLA Awards explore:
We also support the Pupil Library Assistant Award.