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.
Tricia Adams, Director of the SLA, said: ‘‘Lucas is a worthy winner and shows that school libraries are successful champions of both books and technology. His library is obviously fun to be in and his ‘Poem in my Pocket’ initiative and ‘Open Mic’ nights make the library a much loved centre in his school.”
The two other school librarians honoured for their work are:
From bringing books to life in highly imaginative and engaging ways, to generous and bold outreach work with their respective communities, via substantial and meaningful support for staff as well as pupils, Lucas Maxwell and each librarian on the Honour list have made a huge difference to the lives of all they work with, igniting a passion for reading.
Read the full profiles of all the finalists:
View the finalists' video presentations below.
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 - www.panmacmillan.com
The SLA is grateful to the following supporters who generously donated prizes for the finalists' schools: