Nominations for the 2019 MSLA Awards

Now Open.

 

The four Awards are:

●        MSLA Outstanding Teacher-Librarian of the Year, In Memory of Lois Gervais

●        MSLA Outstanding Library Support Staff of the Year , In Memory of Lois Gervais

●        MSLA School Administrator Award for Distinguished Service

●        MSLA Distinguished Service  Award

 

 

MSLA Outstanding Teacher-Librarian of the Year Award,

In Memory of Lois Gervais

The Manitoba School Library Association (MSLA), a Special Area Group of Educators of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society, honours practicing teacher-librarians who are making an outstanding contribution to school librarianship in Manitoba. The award is made each year.

Eligibility

●        The MSLA Outstanding Teacher-Librarian of the Year Award, In Memory of Lois Gervais, is open to all practicing school level teacher-librarians in Manitoba.

●        Nominees must be personal members of the Manitoba School Library Association.  (If you unsure of the Nominee’s status, please contact the MSLA President.  Membership to MSLA can be taken out at any time of the year.)

Criteria

School Library Instructional Program

●        Individuals nominated for the award should demonstrate the planning and implementation of a school library program during the given school year of such exemplary quality that it serves as a model for others.

Professional Activity Involvement

●        Individuals nominated should also be involved in one of the following areas during the given school year:

●        Contributing to the profession through MSLA and/or related organizations.

●        Sharing of ideas and resources through such means as workshops and publications.

●        Providing instructional leadership through involvement at his/her school and/or division/district.

 

Guidelines for nomination

●        The nominator will complete the MSLA Award Nomination Form including a brief biography/resume of the nominee outlining their achievements and library background pertinent to the award. Once received, the biography becomes the property of the Manitoba School Library Association.

●        At least one letter (or other document) of support from colleagues, supervisors or other significant supporters of the nominee will accompany the nomination.

●        Nominations will be considered for only the year in which they are received.

●        Nominators do not have to be personal members of the MSLA.

Presentation of the award

●        Candidates will be notified of the decision of the Awards Jury in April.

●        In accepting the award, the winner agrees to the use of her/his name and picture as well as a brief description of his/her accomplishments in any publicity related to the award which may be disseminated by the Manitoba School Library Association.

●        The award will be presented at the Annual General Meeting in May.

●        If, in any year, no worthy candidate is identified, no award will be made.

●        The award will be a plaque with appropriate inscription.

 

Nomination deadline The last day in March of the given year.

Email nomination to: The MSLA Past President : mslapastpresident@gmail.com

 

 

 

MSLA Outstanding Library Support Staff of the Year,

In Memory of Lois Gervais 

The Manitoba School Library Association (MSLA), a Special Area Group of Educators of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society, honours a library technician or library support staff who are making an outstanding contribution to school libraries in Manitoba. The award is made each year.

 

Eligibility

●        The MSLA Outstanding Library Staff of the Year Award, In Memory of Lois Gervais, is open to all school library support staff including library technicians and library clerks.   Volunteers in school libraries are not eligible.

●        Nominees must be personal members of the Manitoba School Library Association.   (If you unsure of the Nominee’s status, please contact the MSLA President.  Membership to MSLA can be taken out at any time of the year.)

Criteria

This award may be presented annually by MSLA for outstanding service by an individual who advocates and supports library programs. The contribution made by the recipient should be:

School Library Activities/Programs

●        Individuals nominated for the award should demonstrate participation and support in the implementation of a school library program during the given school year.

Professional Activity Involvement

●        Individuals nominated should also be involved in one of the following areas during the given school year:

●        Contributing to the profession through MSLA and/or related organizations.

●        Sharing of ideas and resources through such means as workshops and publications.

●        Providing support/instruction through involvement at his/her school and/or division/district.

Guidelines for nomination

●        The nominator will complete the MSLA Award Nomination Form including a brief biography/resume of the nominee outlining their achievements and library background pertinent to the award. Once received, the biography becomes the property of the Manitoba School Library Association.

●        At least one letter (or other document) of support from colleagues, supervisors or other significant supporters of the nominee will accompany the nomination.

●        Nominations will be considered for only the year in which they are received.

●        Nominators do not have to be personal members of the MSLA.

Presentation of the award

●        Candidates will be notified of the decision of the Awards Jury in April.

●        In accepting the award, the winner agrees to the use of her/his name and picture as well as a brief description of his/her accomplishments in any publicity related to the award which may be disseminated by the Manitoba School Library Association.

●        The award will be presented at the Annual General Meeting in May.

●        If, in any year, no worthy candidate is identified, no award will be made.

●        The award will be a plaque with appropriate inscription.

Nomination deadline: The last day in March of the given year.

Email nomination to: The MSLA Past President: mslapastpresident@gmail.com 

 

 

 

 

MSLA School Administrator Award for Distinguished Service 

The Manitoba School Library Association, a Special Area Group of Educators of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society, honours school administrators who have direct responsibility for a school and who have made an outstanding and sustained contribution toward establishing, developing and maintaining an effective school library program in a school or schools under their administration. This award is made each year.

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MSLA has two purposes in presenting the School Administrator Award for Distinguished Service to Manitoba School Libraries.

●        To recognize the responsible and influential role that school administrators perform in the development and maintenance of successful school library programs.

●        To honour those school administrators who, through their leadership and sustained effort, have made an outstanding contribution to the implementation of effective school library programs and to the role that these programs play in the total learning environment.

Eligibility

●        A candidate must be a Principal or Vice-Principal who is directly responsible for a Manitoba school at the elementary or secondary level.

●        A candidate must be in administrative office at the time of the nomination of the award.

Guidelines for nominations

●        Nominators must be personal members of the Manitoba School Library Association in the same year as the award.  Those nominated do not have to be members of the MSLA.

●        The nominator will complete the MSLA Award Nomination Form including a brief biography/resume of the nominee outlining their achievements and library background pertinent to the award, and at least one letter of support from colleagues, supervisors or other significant supporters of the nominee. Once received, the biography becomes the property of the Manitoba School Library Association.

●        Nominations will be considered for only the year in which they are received.

Criteria for judging

In judging nominees, the awards jury will evaluate the outstanding and sustained contribution of each nominee in furthering the development of effective school library programs. The application should provide evidence that the nominee has:

●        Provided leadership in formulating and implementing school library policies and programs which have made a significant contribution to the educational program of a school;

●        Actively promoted the school library program through work with teacher-librarian(s), teachers, students and the community.

●        Outstanding contributions should be highlighted, discussing those areas where the nominee has gone beyond normal expectations to develop, support, promote or maintain school library programs that have made a significant difference to the educational effectiveness of the school.

Presentation of the award

●        Candidates will be notified of the decision of the Awards Jury in April.

●        In accepting the award, the winner agrees to the use of her/his name and picture as well as a brief description of his/her accomplishments in any publicity related to the award which may be disseminated by the Manitoba School Library Association.

●        The award will be presented at the Annual General Meeting in May.

●        If, in any year, no worthy candidate is identified, no award will be made.

●        The award will be a plaque with appropriate inscription.

 

 

Nomination deadline: The last day in March of the given year.

Email nomination to: The Past President at mslapastpresident@gmail.com

Contact the MSLA:
Man­i­toba School Library Asso­ci­a­tion
307 Shaftes­bury Blvd.
Win­nipeg, MB. R3P 0L9
mslapresident@gmail.com

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