SLYA 2017


The School Library Association is delighted to announce that Lucas Maxwell of Glenthorne High School, London Borough of Sutton, has been awarded the honour of School Librarian of the Year 2017.

Multi-award-winning illustrator and author Chris Riddell presented him with the award at a special ceremony at The Hive, Worcester, on 9 October.

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Mairead Duggan, Mount Carmel Secondary School, Dublin


Lucas Maxwell, Glenthorne High School, Sutton, London


Shelagh Toonen, Elgin Academy, Moray



The SLA School Librarian of the Year 2017 is sponsored by Macmillan Children’s Books -

Sponsor of Prizes

The SLA is grateful to the following supporters who generously donated prizes for the finalists' schools:

  • Andersen Press
  • Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Education Umbrella
  • Macmillan Children’s Books
  • Nobrow/Flying Eye Books
  • Oxford University Press
  • Walker Books