The SLA School Librarian of the Year Award is the School Library Association's prestigious honour to recognize the excellent work that is carried out in school libraries every day and highlight the best practice of those whose work is outstanding.
Adam Lancaster, past Chair of the Federation of Children's Book Groups and SLA School Librarian of the Year 2012, is on the selection panel for the SLA School Librarian of the Year 2014. He is excited by the high standard and variety of this year’s nominations:
“There is a great range in terms of the settings and circumstances that nominees work in, including special schools, and in terms of the level of formal qualifications they hold. The award really is a celebration of everyone who works in school libraries.”
A shortlist for the 2014 Award of six or seven school librarians will be drawn up by the end of February with the the Honour List of three or four librarians including the School Librarian of the Year 2014 being announced in October.