Library Media Specialist of the Year Award

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. 

 

The Georgia Library Media Specialist of the Year is selected from the GLMA Regional winners. The winner will be announced at the GLMA Summer Institute in June. 

Prizes

  • System Level Recipients – Prize determined by each local school system.

  • Region Level Recipients - $100 prize and a plaque commemorating the LMSOTY distinction

  • State Level Recipient - $300, a plaque commemorating the LMSOTY state honor, and a one-year membership to GAIT and GLMA

 

Criteria:

  • The applicant must be a member of GLMA or GAIT. 

  • The applicant must have 3 or more years of experience as a K-12 certified library media specialist. 

  • Previous recipients of this award may not apply for 3 years after being honored as State Library Media Specialist of the Year

  • Current GLMA LMSOTY Awards Committee members are not eligible for the LMSOTY award

 

Application:

  • Please note that all references to space limiters (ex: 2500) are in reference to characters, not words.

  • Names of the school, district, and school librarian should appear ONLY on the front page, not the narrative, in order to ensure impartial judging.

  • Application Deadline: April 2, 2021

  • Additional resources:

Congratulations to our 2021 Regional Library Media Specialists of the Year

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2020 Regional Library Media Specialist of the Year Winners 

2019 Regional Library Media Specialist of the Year Winners 

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