Call for School Library Award Nominees

March 07, 2011 (0 Comments)

Posted by: ASLC

Do you know someone who qualifies for the ASLC Annual  Awards?  If so, please consider nominating him or her for their work!

Laurence G. Wiedrick Award of Excellence


1. This award may be given annually and, if given, is to be presented at the annual conference of the Alberta School Library Council.
2. This award recognizes outstanding achievement by a teacher-librarian, school media administrator or media educator. (Nominees should be considered because of demonstrated excellence in their employed field or for outstanding achievement in the field at large.)
3. Only one award may be given annually unless unusual circumstances warrant giving more than one award. An award need not be given should the committee so decide.
4. Nominees must be members of the Alberta School Library Council.
5. Nominations for the award may be forwarded to the committee by regional councils or individual members of the Alberta School Library Council.
6. The award, if given, should consist of a certificate and a gift not exceeding $250 in value.
7. Nominations shall be considered for only the year in which they are received.
8. A nomination form devised by the committee shall be used. Master copies of the award will be retained with the staff office at Barnett House.
9. Coverage of the award should be given through the council’s publication, ATA News and other media as deemed appropriate.
10. Committee decision will be considered final.

Award of Merit


1. This award may be given annually by either the regionals of the Council or the executive of the Provincial Council.
2. This award recognizes outstanding achievement by a teacher-librarian, school media administrator, educational administrator, other school library supporter or media educator. (Nominees should be considered because of demonstrated excellence in their employed field or for outstanding achievement in the field at large.)
3. Any number of these awards may be presented in any one year.
4. Nominations will be judged by the awards committee of the regional or provincial executive as the case may be.
5. Specially named Regional Awards of Merit may be included and described in the Constitution of the regional. Copies of the same to be submitted to the Provincial Executive.
6. Nominees do not have to be members of the Alberta School Library Council.
7. Nominations for the award may be forwarded to the committee by regional councils or individual members of the Alberta School Library Council.
8. Nominations shall be considered for only the year in which they are received.
9. A nomination form devised by the committee shall be used (Appendix H).
10. Coverage of the award should be given through the council’s publication, and The ATA News, and other media as deemed appropriate.
11. The certificate given in recognition of the award must be signed by the President of the Alberta School Library Council, ATA.
12. Committee decision will be considered final.
13. Master copies of the Provincial Council Award of Merit will be retained with the
14. ATA Staff Officer at Barnett House.

 

Please send your entries to:

Fern Reirson
1032 – 106 Street
Edmonton, AB
T6J 6G8
Or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
http://aslc.ca/docs/Award Nomination Form.doc



 


News

Edmonton School Combines Books and Breakfast in Successful Reading Program

Many schools offer literacy programs in and around Edmonton, Alberta, but Dunluce Public School at 11735 162nd Ave might be the only school that combines a reading club with breakfast.

Teachers say that offering breakfast is a vital part of the project, but that the chance to read with an adult is what makes the reading program so effective. “In our demographic, we have families that don’t speak English at home,” says Charlene Banjac, a Grade 2 French immersion teacher and volunteer. “Literacy is so important and some of these children haven’t had the families that were able to read with them at home in those crucial years.”

The program is incredibly effective. According to teachers and parent volunteers, students who couldn’t write full sentences are writing pages of paragraphs after about a year of extra help.

Read more about Dunluce’s program here.

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