Distinguished Service Award for School Administrators
For Developing and Supporting Exemplary School Librarianship

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Purpose of this Award
To honor those administrators, or those in a supervisory capacity, who have made sustained contributions by providing support and leadership to the operation of effective school library media services thus advancing the role of the school library media center in the educational program through effective individual leadership so that the Association may:

Recognize the responsible and influential role of an administrator/supervisor on the school library media program, and

Stimulate advocacy in the form of planning, implementation, and support of library services which are essential to a meaningful educational experience.

State or county district level superintendents and building principals, currently in administrative office who are directly responsible for schools, or a group of schools, at any level are eligible to receive this award.

District administrators and supervisors responsible for broad instructional leadership such as directors of curriculum and instruction, or technology, supervisors of elementary and/or secondary education, and local school assistant principals are also eligible.

Two supporting letters of reference must accompany the application form. Each letter should be about 500 typed words, double spaced, with a 12 point font. The reference must substantiate that the administrator is an advocate for school library media programs and describes how the nominee supports the central role of school librarians in developing effective school library media programs which impact student achievement. The letters of reference must come from the specified individuals, organizations, or agencies.

Please submit two letters of reference by two of the following persons as outlined in the nomination process:
● Individual school library media specialists and/or district library media supervisors
● Individuals within state, district, or local library media organizations
● Individuals within state, district, or local educational associations
● State school library media supervisors
● School library education instructors & agencies in colleges & universities
● Individuals in an association of school administrators
● Individual local school board members

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