Awards

Photo in order: Ms. Kristina Holzweiss, Educational Technology Specialist, Ms. Trish Sergi, Library Media Specialist, and Dr. Sarah Wasser, Library Media Specialist

Syosset High School named National School Library of the Year

CHICAGO – Syosset High School, located in Syosset, New York, is the recipient of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2024 National School Library of the Year (NSLY) Award. Sponsored by Follett Content Solutions, the NSLY Award annually...

Gabriela Gualano receives AASL Frances Henne Award

Gabriela Gualano, teacher librarian at Paul Revere Middle School in Los Angeles, California, is the recipient of the 2024 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Frances Henne Award. Sponsored by Bloomsbury Libraries Unlimited, the $1,250 award recognizes a school librarian with five years or less experience who demonstrates leadership qualities with students, teachers, and administrators. The award will enable Gualano to attend an AASL National Conference for the first time.

ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards 2024 showing one of the library designs recognized

Showcase Your Library’s Interior Design Work by Applying for the 2024 ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) are currently accepting applications for the 11th annual IIDA/ALA Library Interior Design Awards honoring excellence in library interior design and promoting extraordinary interior spaces across nine categories. Winners and their clients will be honored and showcased during an awards ceremony at the ALA Annual Conference in San Diego. The submission deadline has been extended through April 9.

Arlene Laverde, School Librarian, and Charlene Levi, Joshua Krinsky, and Chris Morrison, History Teachers

“The First Amendment and the Freedom to Read” receives AASL Roald Dahl's Miss Honey Social Justice Award

“The First Amendment and the Freedom to Read” project from Townsend Harris High School in Flushing, New York, is the recipient of the 2024 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Roald Dahl's Miss Honey Social Justice Award. Sponsored by Penguin Young Readers, a division of Penguin Random House, the Roald Dahl Award recognizes collaboration between school librarians and teachers in the instruction of social justice using school library resources.

Wendy Gassaway

Wendy Gassaway receives AASL Innovative Reading Grant

Wendy Gassaway, school librarian at Alder Elementary School in Portland, Oregon, is the recipient of the 2024 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Innovative Reading Grant. Sponsored by Capstone, the $2,500 grant supports the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program for children that motivates and encourages reading, especially with struggling readers.

Cathi Fuhrman in her library. Cathy, a school librarian at State College Area High School, Pennsylvania, is the recipient of the 2024 AASL Intellectual Freedom Award.

Cathi Fuhrman receives the AASL Intellectual Freedom Award

Cathi Fuhrman, a school librarian at State College Area High School, Pennsylvania, is the recipient of the 2024 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Intellectual Freedom Award. Established in 1982 and sponsored by ProQuest, the award is given for upholding the principles of intellectual freedom as set forth by AASL and ALA.

Ashley Mitchell, 2024 Core Emerging Leader

Ashley Mitchell Named a 2024 Core Emerging Leader

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is pleased to announce that Ashley Mitchell has been selected as a Core Emerging Leader (EL). Mitchell serves as Adult Services Librarian at Camden County Library System in Voorhees, NJ. She has over 20...

Alison Van Norman, 2024 Core Emerging Leader

Alison Van Norman Named a 2024 Core Emerging Leader

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is pleased to announce that Alison Van Norman has been selected as a Core Emerging Leader (EL). Van Norman serves as the Outreach and Marketing Librarian for Elon University, where she plans and markets...

Carrie McClain, 2024 Core Emerging Leader

Carrie McClain Named a 2024 Core Emerging Leader

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is pleased to announce that Carrie McClain has been selected as a Core Emerging Leader (EL). McClain serves as the Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Tulsa City-County Library, where she...

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Choice announces the Outstanding Academic Titles of 2023

MIDDLETOWN, CT — The Choice Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) list for 2023 has been announced. This prestigious list, released today, reflects the best scholarly titles reviewed by Choice during the previous calendar year, as chosen by the editors. This...