Mable Wyche Underwood Grant

In 1971, Mable Wyche Underwood served as president of the Georgia Library Media Department (now GLMA). Her enthusiasm and passion, along with her untiring efforts and service to student library organizations, influenced at least eight of her students and colleagues (including her daughter, Rosalind Underwood Dennis, GLMA President, 2007), to join the profession. It is because of these significant contributions to the library profession that the GLMA grant was named in her honor.

The Mable Wyche Underwood Grant allows building-level library media specialists who are members in good standing of GLMA to develop, design, implement, or continue an ongoing program which promotes the use of the library media center in the instructional program.

Award: The award shall consist of 2 grants from $400-$600 for school library media specialists at the building level.

UPDATED DEADLINE: The deadline for the 2017 GLMA Mable Wyche Underwood Grant is May 15, 2017.

Click here for the online application. . Applicants also need to include a letter of principal support. The PDF file can be downloaded here, and the Word version of the file can be downloaded here.

2016 GLMA Mable Wyche Underwood Grant Winners

The Jones Middle School Tinker Time Club
Maile Steimer
Jones Middle School
Gwinnett County

Encouraging the Maker in the Maker Movement
Ashley Sherman
Frey Elementary School
Cobb County