Awards

and Grants

GLMA and GAIT (Georgia Association of Instructional Technology) co-sponsor the Georgia School Library Media Specialist of the Year (LMSOTY) award to recognize K-12 library media specialists with dynamic, innovative programs and whose instructional collaborations foster student engagement and achievement.

Note: All region winners will be notified by May 3, 2020. 

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Deadline extended! Now due March 22, 2020. 

The Judy Serritella Exemplary/Exceptional Library Media Program (ELMP) was created to recognize those library media programs that empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information both in vision and in practice. This award is sponsored by GLMA and the Georgia Library Association (GLA). ​

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Deadline extended! Now due March 22, 2020. 

The GLMA Intellectual Freedom of Information Award recognizes an individual for upholding the principles of intellectual freedom as set forth by the American Library Association of School Librarians and the American Library Association.

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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.

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Deadline extended! Now due March 22, 2020. 

The Distinguished School Administrator Award honors a school administrator who has made worthy contributions to the operations of an exemplary school library and to advancing the role of the school library in the educational program. 

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Deadline: November 19, 2019

William E. Patterson was president of GLMA 1979-80 and editor of the Georgia Library Media Department Newsletter. With these leadership roles and a host of other contributions and involvements in school library media programs, the William E. Patterson Award was established to honor library media professionals for outstanding and continuous service to the Georgia Library Media Association, Inc.

The recipient of this award is determined by the GLMA President. 

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