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Sara Jaffarian School Library Award (American Library Association)

The American Library Association Public Programs Office will be accepting applications for the Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming from February 2 to May 4.

Public and private school libraries in the United States that served children in in any combination of grades K-8 and conducted humanities programs during the prior school year are eligible. The library must be staffed by a state-certified librarian.

The library’s humanities program or program series can be focused in many subject areas, including but not limited to social studies, poetry, drama, art, music, language arts, and foreign language and culture.

Programs should focus on broadening perspectives and helping students understand the wider world and their place in it. They should be initiated and coordinated by the school librarian and exemplify the role of the library program in advancing the overall educational goals of the school.

The award consists of a $5,000 honorarium, a plaque, and promotion of the winner as a model program for other school libraries.

Eligibility: Public and private school libraries (K-8)

Award: $5000

Deadline: May 4

More Information:  http://www.ala.org/tools/programming/jaffarianaward