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Awards

and Grants

GLMA sponsors 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.

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Deadline: March 15, 2024

 

 

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: March 15, 2024

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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Deadline: November 17, 2023

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: March 15, 2024

The Read Something Do Something Award recognizes and encourages programming and book curation that teaches social justice using school library resources. The award is to acknowledge teaching by school librarians and the use of school library resources. This award is inspired by the Read Woke challenge created by Cicely Lewis in 2017.  

Deadline: March 17, 2023

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 17, 2023

Georgia Library Media Association is sponsoring one travel award to uplift and encourage diversity at the AASL National Conference and school librarianship.

Candidates may not have attended AASL before and must be able to add a diverse perspective to the field of school librarianship.

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Deadline: July 10, 2023

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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