“Being in a post where I meet a wide range of school librarians, I had thought I had a good grasp of the highs and lows of school librarianship. However, my horizons have been stretched further this year by the amazing dedication of the school librarians who have reached this year's Honour List of the SLA School Librarian of the Year Award. However much we all know, we can all learn from these exceptional school librarians. It was a pleasure to see them in action as they all represent the exciting work school librarians do every day.”
The School Library Association created this Award in 2004 in response to the need forrecognition of the excellent work that is carried out in school libraries every day, and to highlight best practice through celebrating those whose work is outstanding. Nominees do not need to be members of the SLA, and may be from any phase of education.
This year there are three exceptional school librarians on the SLA School Librarian of the Year Honour List.
Helen Emery, LRC Manager, King Edward VI School, Lichfield, Staffs
Wendy Roberts, LRC Manager, Ardingly College, West Sussex
Carol Webb, Librarian, Forest Hill School, London