Pat on the Back Award Criteria
The Alaska Association of School Librarians offers annual recognition to school administrators, individuals or organizations that support school library programs and contribute to the advancement of the school librarian as an agent for raising student achievement.
Eligibility: Nominations may be made by school library personnel who are AkASL members. The nominee must beneficially impact school libraries at some level (local, district or state) by demonstrating:
- Leadership in advocating for library media staff, facilities, collection, equipment and staff development opportunities.
- Support for library media services that provide learning opportunities and curriculum support for all students.
- Promotion of library information programs.
Directions: Complete and submit the online nomination form by February 1, 2014. The awardees will receive a certificate of appreciation and recognition at the 2014 Alaska Library Association Conference in Anchorage, February 2014.
To nominate someone please submit:
- Name of nominee
- Job title of nominee
- District name and address
- A brief narrative that explains how the nominee has contributed to the advancement of the library program in your school or district.
- Your name and contact email
Pat on the Back Online Nomination Form (opens January 1)
Email questions to Valarie Kingsland (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Carol Boatman, Snowshoe Elementary Principal / Mat-Su
Carol Comeau, Superintendent / ASD
Carissa Cote, Turnagain Elementary Principal / ASD
Jeanne Fischer, Begich Middle Principal / ASD
Leroy Grant, Muldoon Elementary Principal / ASD
Sven Gustafson, Romig Middle Principal / ASD
Cheryl Guyett, Dimond High Principal / ASD
Jeremy Hamilton, Kaleidoscope School Academic Policy Committee Chair / KPBSD
Lindsay Henry, Fire Lake Elementary Principal / ASD
Andy Holleman, President Elect / Anchorage Education Association
Bobby Hinderliter, Ocean View Elementary Principal / ASD
Chris Kelliher, Eagle River Elementary Parent / ASD
Brooke Kelly, Goose Bay Elementary Principal / Mat-Su
Library Resources Department, Anchorage School District
Ann Morgester, Library Curriculum Coordinator / ASD
PTA, Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Sciences / KPBSD
PTA, Northern Lights ABC / ASD
Bonny Rivera, Northern Lights ABC Tiger Reading Program Volunteer Chair / ASD
School Board, Anchorage School District
Ruth Jean Shaw, Library Resources Department Manager / ASD
Kevin Smestad, Begich Middle PTSA President / ASD
Leslie Walker, O’Malley Elementary Principal / ASD
Karen Wallace, Northern Lights ABC Principal / ASD
Alicia Woods, Muldoon Elementary Administrative Assistant / ASD