Awards/Scholarships

 Awards

Promotional Video - For Students & Staff

Blue Ribbon Library Media Program Award
Elementary School Level
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2017
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 Elementary 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 31, 2017
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

Friend of the Library Award
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2017
Description:  The purpose of the Friend 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
Jennifer Caster, LMS
Awards Committee Chair
Mill Creek Upper Elementary
308 S Cleveland
Belton, MO 64012
jcaster@bsd124.org

Scholarships
About the High School Student Scholarships
Scholarship Awards: 1    Amount: $500 each    Deadline: April 2, 2017
The Greater Kansas City School Librarian’s Association will be awarding two $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, Sunday, April 2, 2017 to: Jaci Hurley jaci.hurley@lsr7.net. Please read the application directions carefully.

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

School Districts in Qualifying GKCASL Membership Area
Belton
Blue Springs
Center
Fort Osage
Grandview
Hickman Mills
Independence
Kansas City
Kearney
Lee's Summit    
Liberty
North Kansas City
Park Hill
Platte County
Pleasant Hill
Raymore-Peculiar
Raytown
Smithville
Various Private
      Schools
2015-2016 Winners!! 

Blue Ribbon Library Media Program
Paula Erickson
Fort Osage High School
Fort Osage School District


Outstanding Advocate of the Library 
Dr. Rhonda Hardee
Asst Sup of Curr & Instr
Belton School District

Librarian of the Year
Teresa Barnett
Liberty Oaks Elem. School
Liberty School District

GKCASL Scholarship
Bryttany Holovach
Staley High School

Eric Rodriguez
Smithville High School