GRANTS AND AWARDS

LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST OF THE YEAR

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. 

Deadline: March 14, 2020

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Cicely Lewis, the '19-'20 LMSOTY (right) and  Superintendent Richard Woods

GaETC '18 Presentations
Exemplary HS
Exemplary MS
Exemplary ES

EXEMPLARY LIBRARY MEDIA PROGRAM

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). 

Deadline: March 14, 2020

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Why apply? 

An award-winning library media program speaks volumes about your work! Awards can also be a way to thank your supporters and gain resources for your program.

Nominations

Know someone who should apply for one of the GLMA awards? Send a nomination with contact info to wendy.cope@gmail.com.

Volunteer

If you are interested in serving on a judging committee, please send your area of interest and contact info to wendy.cope@gmail.com.

INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM AWARD

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.

 

Deadline: November 19, 2019

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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.

Deadline: March 14, 2020

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DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR AWARD

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. 

Deadline: November 19, 2019

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WILLIAM E. PATTERSON AWARD

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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