The purpose of the Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award is to recognize, promote, and support excellence in humanities programming in elementary and middle school libraries that serve children K-8. To promote and encourage other school libraries interested in developing outstanding humanities programs, a professional development presentation will be made by a representative of the winning library. The focus of this presentation is to share the school’s program as a model for inspiration and adaptation by other library media programs.
A free webinar from 2014’s award recipient was held on October 8th. The webinar, called ‘The R.O.A.D. I Travel: A Program Model for School Libraries,’ highlighted how a middle school library in Indianapolis partnered with other organizations to create a genealogy unit for 8th grade students. The archived version of the webinar can be found here.
To find out more about the Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award, click here. Also on that page, you’ll find links to the ALA’s application selection criteria & guidelines as well as the application. And you don’t have to be an ALA member to apply!
Applications are due at 11:59 PM on Monday, December 15th, 2014.
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