ALA’s Sara Jaffarian Award for Outstanding Humanities Programming
For that special school librarian in your life!
APPLY NOW: ALA’s Sara Jaffarian Award for Outstanding Humanities Programming
The ALA Public Programs Office has invited school libraries to apply for a $5,000 award recognizing outstanding humanities programming in kindergarten through eighth grade.
Eligible humanities programs may be focused in many subject areas, including social studies, poetry, drama, art, music, language arts, foreign language and culture. Programs should focus on broadening perspectives and helping students understand the world and their place in it. They should be initiated and coordinated by the school librarian and exemplify the role of the library program in advancing the overall educational goals of the school.
Nominated programs must have taken place during the current school year (2017-18). Programs that are still in progress as of the award deadline are eligible, and libraries are encouraged to self-nominate.
The award is selected annually by a committee comprising members of the ALA Public and Cultural Programs Advisory Committee (PCPAC), the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC).
Read the full project guidelines and apply online at www.ala.org/jaffarian by May 4, 2018.
All school libraries serving grades K-8 are encouraged to apply.