2011 WINNER

Carol Webb, Librarian at Forest Hill School in London, was declared 2011 School Librarian of the Year at the Final on 3 October and presented with her Award by author Philip Reeve.

Dawn Woods, Chair of the SLA School Librarian of the Year Selection Committee, said: "Carol was the first school librarian we visited on our quest this year and she certainly raised the bar at Olympic standard heights. The library is immediately visible from outside the school and beckons to all who pass.

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HONOUR LIST FOR 2011

Three exceptional school librarians were selected as the Honour List finalists for the SLA School Librarian of the Year 2011. Read their full profiles:


  • Helen Emery, LRC Manager, King Edward VI School, Lichfield, Staffordshire
  • Wendy Roberts, Senior School Librarian, Ardingly College, West Sussex
  • Carol Webb, Librarian, Forest Hill School, London.

PREVIOUS YEARS' WINNERS

  • 2010 (Kevin Sheehan and Duncan Wright)
  • 2009 (Lucy Bakewell)
  • 2008 (Nikki Heath)
  • 2007 (Ingrid Hopson)
  • 2006 (Anne-Marie Tarter)
  • 2005 (Anne Robinson)

ABOUT THE AWARD

The School Library Association created this Award in 2004 in response to the need for recognition of the excellent work that is carried out in school libraries every day, and to highlight best practice through celebrating those whose work is outstanding. Nominees do not need to be members of the SLA, and may be from any phase of education.

SPONSOR

The Award in 2011 is sponsored by Scholastic. The SLA is very grateful for this sponsorship, without which the Award could not continue in its current format.


Scholastic

http://www.scholastic.co.uk/

NOMINATIONS

For information about how to put forward a school librarian for the School Librarian of the Year Award, please see the Nominations page.