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School Librarian of the Year Award

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The School Librarian of the Year Award is the SLA's prestigious honour to recognise the excellent work that is carried out in school libraries every day, and to highlight the best practice of those whose work is outstanding.

Let's give our best school librarians the recognition they deserve!

Nominations open for 2019

Nominations for the School Librarian of the Year Award 2019 are now open! 

The closing date for applications is 31 October 2018.

Please consider nominating a librarian in a primary or secondary school who demonstrates outstanding professional qualities and deserves to be recognised for the work that they do. Nominees do not need to be members of the SLA, and may be from any phase of education.

The Nomination Form is on our website, and Guidance Notes are available to help you prepare an effective nomination.

Let's give our best school librarians the recognition they deserve!

2018 Winner Announced

Emma Suffield

Emma Suffield at Saint Wilfrid's C of E Academy in Blackburn has been awarded the School Librarian of the Year 2018.

View the profiles of all the 2018 finalists, a report of the award ceremony and the video presentations at SLA School Librarian of the Year 2018.

About SLYA

The School Librarian of the Year Award is the SLA's prestigious honour to recognize the excellent work that is carried out in school libraries every day, and to highlight the best practice of those whose work is outstanding.

To find out more about the School Librarian of the Year Award, explore these pages:

Sponsors

The School Librarian of the Year Award is sponsored by the Foyle Foundation and Macmillan Children's Books.

Foyle LogoThe Foyle Foundation is an independent grant making Trust supporting UK charities which, since its formation in 2001, has become a major funder of the Arts and Learning. The Foundation also operates a community small grants programme and a national school library improvement scheme.

Macmillan Children LogoMacmillan Children's Books: www.panmacmillan.com