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School Librarian of the Year Award

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The School Librarian of the Year Award is the SLA's prestigious honour to recognise the excellent work that is carried out in school libraries every day, and to highlight the best practice of those whose work is outstanding.

Nominations closed for 2019

Nominations for the School Librarian of the Year Award 2019 are now being considered

The closing date for applications was 30 November 2018.

Submissions have been anonomised for our judging panel to consider whilst being unaware of names. Once a longlist has been decided, names will be reinstated and will be contacted to be visited by two judges during the Spring term.

After all visits the honour list will be announced, and winner proclaimed during the weekend course in June.

Good luck to all candidates. 

2018 Winner Announced

Emma Suffield

Emma Suffield at Saint Wilfrid's C of E Academy in Blackburn has been awarded the School Librarian of the Year 2018.

View the profiles of all the 2018 finalists, a report of the award ceremony and the video presentations at SLA School Librarian of the Year 2018.

About SLYA

The School Librarian of the Year Award is the SLA's prestigious honour to recognize the excellent work that is carried out in school libraries every day, and to highlight the best practice of those whose work is outstanding.

To find out more about the School Librarian of the Year Award, explore these pages:

Sponsors

The School Librarian of the Year Award is sponsored by the Foyle Foundation and Macmillan Children's Books.

Foyle LogoThe Foyle Foundation is an independent grant making Trust supporting UK charities which, since its formation in 2001, has become a major funder of the Arts and Learning. The Foundation also operates a community small grants programme and a national school library improvement scheme.

Macmillan Children LogoMacmillan Children's Books: www.panmacmillan.com