Scholastic Library Publishing Award

About the Scholastic Library Publishing Award An annual award consisting of $1,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation presented to a librarian whose "unusual contribution to the stimulation and guidance of reading by children and young people" exemplifies outstanding achievement in the profession.

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2014 Winner(s)

Sylvia M. Vardell, PhD

professor at the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman’s University

Among her other professional activities, she is a prolific author, especially in the area of children’s poetry, a regular poetry columnist for ALA’s Book Links Magazine, a communicator of poetry for young people through her blog Poetry for Children, an editor of digital poetry anthologies and a very successful grant recipient.  She has served as a member of many ALA committees, as president of the United States Board on Books for Young People and as chair of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children.