School Library Journal and LEGO Education have announced the inaugural 2014 “Build Something Bold” Library Design Award, an education design awards initiative seeking to spotlight school libraries or classrooms that have successfully implemented creative use of education space and learning programs—and the integration of the two—to better serve literacy, STEM learning objectives and creative problem solving.
With the undeniable shift in education toward digital classrooms, STEM education and the adaption of Core Curriculum State Standards (register for the April 1, SLJ webcast on CCSS), the needs of classrooms and libraries are swiftly evolving and, at best, must reinvent themselves in order to better serve students, families, and communities.
Winners will receive:
1st Runner Up – $1,500
2nd Runner Up – $500
Editor’s Choice – $500
The Building Something Bold award seeks to recognize libraries and classrooms that are using their resources effectively to engage students and have been able to encourage multiple literacies—from basic reading skills to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) knowledge—and are able to demonstrate effective use. Stay tuned for updates on opening and closing dates for submissions and guidelines in the upcoming weeks.