Librarian/Teacher Collaboration Award

 

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An annual award presented by School Library Journal (SLJ) and sponsored by TLC


 

The Librarian/Teacher Collaboration Award honors a pair of K–12 educators—a library professional and a teacher—for stellar achievement in engaging students toward fostering curious, lifetime learners.

 

SLJ and TLC Announce Winners of the Inaugural Librarian Teacher Collaboration Award

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Eligibility

To be considered for the award, nominees must meet state requirements for professional certification. 

 

Judging and criteria

A panel comprised of SLJ editors; a TLC representative; a school principal; and a district level leader will judge nominations per the following criteria:

  • Outstanding collaboration in serving student need
  • Exemplary use of technology tools
  • Creativity in programming toward learning goals
  • Effective integration of library services with curricula
  • Demonstrated student engagement

A winning school librarian and teacher will each receive:
A $1,000 cash award 
A feature profile in the January 2022 issue of SLJ.

 

How to apply

Nominations are welcome from across the K-12 community. Nominating statements of up to two pages should name the candidates and describe why the nominees are deserving of recognition, detailing their achievements toward the above criteria.

Librarian/Teacher Collaboration Award logoStatements should also include:

  • Budget information (school and library, and technology funding)
  • Student demographics 
  • A description of the community served

Two letters of recommendation must also accompany the application.

All required application elements, including both recommendation letters, must be emailed in one submission to SLJcollaborationaward@mediasourceinc.com.
Required elements sent separately will result in an incomplete application, which will render them ineligible.

 

2021 KEY DATES

Nominations open: June 10
Nominations close: August 23
Winner announced: September 27
Winner profiled in SLJ: January 2022

 

 

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