Thanks to Mary Manning for this text:
Each year, the School Library Association of Victoria celebrates International School Libraries Day by recognising the excellence and innovation of Victorian teacher-librarians, school library teams, research and school leaders.
Applications for the following awards close on Friday 18 September 2009:
The John Ward Award – a professional development grant of $2000. The recipient/s must demonstrate an outstanding contribution to learning and teaching at their school and raise the profile of the profession through their role as teacher-librarian. The award is sponsored by the State Library of Victoria.
The SLAV Research Fellowship – supports research projects that involve school libraries in learning and teaching.
The fellowship will take the form of a $1000 grant to provide practical support to a teacher-librarian implementing a local research.
The SLAV Innovator’s Grant – In conjunction with Pledger Consulting, SLAV is particularly pleased to sponsor an award that goes to an innovative library or school team. Teams may self nominate or be nominated by SLAV branches. The grant will consist of a package of SLAV professional development and/or publications to the value of $800 plus $200 worth of Pledger Consulting products.
The SLAV School Leader Award is made to a school leader who demonstrates outstanding support of the school library and the work of the school library team. Nominated by a SLAV member.
Go to http://www.slav.schools.net.au/awards.html for further details and application forms.