2019 President's Award
Honors new school librarians making an impact on student learning.

DESCRIPTION: This award honors an MSLA member who in a career of one to five years, has made a significant impact on student learning through a quality school library program. The individual may also be making a positive contribution to MSLA activities in the region or state.

CRITERIA / ELIGIBILITY: MSLA members who have completed from one to five years in a professional position as a school librarian are eligible; the nominee must have completed at least one year in the present school. The nominee must have a professional library degree or state certification as a school librarian. If selected to receive the award, he/she must have a letter of support from his/her principal emailed to awards@maschoolibraries.org

NOMINATION PROCESS: Complete the online nomination form (below). Anyone may complete the nomination form; members may self-nominate. A Review Committee will review and rate the nominations. They will make recommendations to the Awards Committee who will make the final recommendations to the MSLA eBoard for approval. There will be up to six (6) awards per year.

AWARD: Certificate. The Awards Committee will notify administrators and send press releases to state and local newspapers.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Write an article for the MSLA Forum (coordinated with the MSLA Forum editors) and submit a photo for use on the MSLA webpage. Develop a bulleted list of program highlights for use in the press release. Award winners will create a tabletop display for the IdeaLab at the annual conference.

Email supporting documents (if any) within 10 days of completing this nomination to awards@maschoolibraries.org.

DUE DATE: December 2, 2018

Email of person making this nomination. *
Confirmation of receipt of the nomination will be sent to this email.
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Name of person making this nomination and position. (May be self-nominated.) *
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Nominee *
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Nominee contact info: email, telephone, school, address *
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How many years has s/he completed at this school? when did s/he start in this position? Please give his/her complete professional history as a school librarian.
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Administrator(s) *
Administrator(s) who should be notified about the award. Include names, position and school. S/he will be asked to write a letter of support for the nominee. (S/he may submit a letter using this online form.)
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Letter of Nomination *
Explain why this nominee deserves the President's Award. Please be specific giving examples of how the nominee has made a significant impact on student learning through a quality school library program. If applicable, include information on how s/he is making a positive contribution to MSLA activities in the region or state.
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