Nomination Period Opens for SLJ’s School Librarian of the Year 2018

Standout school librarians, we want you. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 School Librarian of the Year Award, presented by School Library Journal and sponsored by Scholastic Book Fairs and Scholastic Digital.
Standout school librarians, we want you. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 School Librarian of the Year Award. Presented by School Library Journal (SLJ) and sponsored by Scholastic Book Fairs and Scholastic Digital, the annual award honors a K–12 library professional for outstanding achievement and the exemplary use of 21st-century tools and services to engage children and teens toward fostering multiple literacies. A panel of judges comprised of SLJ editors; John Schumacher, Ambassador of School Libraries, Scholastic; Tamiko Brown, 2018 School Librarian of the Year; and a school administrator will review nominations for outstanding service to students and the school community, creativity in programming, and effective technology integration. The winning school librarian will receive $2500 cash and $2500 in-kind digital and print products for their library; “Mr. Schu’s Scholastic Book Fair Picks” Collection; and a visit from John Schumacher with a book giveaway for every student in the school. SLJ’s 2018 School Librarian of the Year will also be invited to participate in a 2019 Scholastic Book Fairs Summer Reading Summit (including coach airfare, one night hotel stay, and summit registration) and be featured in the September 2018 issue of SLJ. In addition, two finalists will be honored in the following categories:
  • SLJ‘s Librarian Champion of Student Voice
  • SLJ‘s Librarian Champion of Civic Engagement
Interested applicants can nominate themselves. Supporters, such as peers, administrators, or institutions, can also nominate a librarian for this award. Nominations are due by May 21. For complete details of the application process, visit slj.com/awards/school-librarian-of-the-year. Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag: #SLOTY

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