Awards/Scholarships

 Awards


Blue Ribbon Library Media Program Award
Middle School Level
Submission Deadline: March 30, 2018
This 3-year rotating award is given to an outstanding elementary, middle or high school media program. Awards are presented each May at the annual Spring Banquet. This year we are looking for outstanding nominees at the Middle School level. Please read the award criteria and instructions below before applying.
Award Nomination Form - Click here -Please print, complete and email this form to the Award Chair listed below.
Online Nomination Form - Click here

Librarian of the Year Award
Submission Deadline: March 30, 2018
The purpose of the Librarian of the Year Award is to recognize a librarian’s distinguished service and leadership in their school library. The librarian will have made a significant impact on the students and staff in his/her school. He/She will have demonstrated a commitment to libraries, especially school libraries, which can serve as a model for others in the profession.
Award Nomination Form - Click here -Please print, complete and email this form to the Award Chair listed below.
Online Nomination Form - Click here

Outstanding Advocate of the Library
Submission Deadline: March 30, 2018
Description:  The purpose of the Outstanding Advocate of the Library Award is to recognize a person/persons who support the library media services in an exemplary manner to the point that without the services there would be a void had that service not been rendered.
Award Nomination Form - Click Here -Please print, complete and email this form to the Award Chair listed below.
Online Nomination Form - Click Here
                       
Award Chairs
Vicki Hansen, LMS Coordinator 
Awards Committee Chair
Park Hill School District
7703 NW Barry Rd
Kansas City, MO 64153
hansenv@parkhill.k12.mo.us

Scholarships
About the High School Student Scholarships
Scholarship Awards: 1    Amount: $500    Deadline: April 2, 2018
The Greater Kansas City School Librarian’s Association will be awarding one $500 scholarship to a student who plans to become a teacher.

Any graduating senior in the Greater Kansas City Association of School Librarians’ membership area is eligible. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and intend to enroll in college to earn a degree in education.

Access the application here.  The completed application accompanied by a cover letter, one letter of recommendation from a teacher, a letter of support from your school librarian, and a statement of support from your parent/guardian must be emailed by midnight, April 2, 2018
 to: Annie Nierman annie.nierman@lsr7.net. Please read the application directions carefully.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Annie Nierman, Library Media Specialist
Lee's Summit School District

School Districts in Qualifying GKCASL Membership Area
Belton
Blue Springs
Center               
Excelsior Springs     Fort Osage   Grandview   Harrisonville
Hickman Mills
Independence
Kansas City
Kearney
Lee's Summit 
Liberty
Lone Jack    Missouri City    North Kansas City  North Platte County Oak Grove          Park Hill            Platte County
Pleasant Hill  Raymore-Peculiar
Raytown
Smithville          
West Platte County Various Private                   Schools

2016-2017 Winners!! 
Banquet Slideshow

Blue Ribbon Library Media Program
Amy Barr
Tiffany Ridge Elementary
Park Hill School District

Friend of the Library 
Laura Maxwell
Lee's Summit Director of Library & Media Services
Lee's Summit School District

Librarian of the Year
Jaci Hurley
Trailridge Elementary & Longview Elementary
Lee's Summit School District

GKCASL Scholarship
Luella Yoder
Pleasant Hill High School