Innovative School Library Practices AWARD Purpose: Ohio’s Leadership for School contests, pen pals, presentations, professional Libraries has established an award to honor development lead by the librarian, reading innovative school library practices, which programs, technology initiatives, tutoring, etc. demonstrate effective programs, essential services, and equitable resources offered in The Innovative school library practice Ohio school libraries. may be an activity or project that involves It is the hope of members of Ohio’s creative instructional strategies, life-long Leadership for School Libraries partnership learning, professional development, reading that the establishment of this award will lead to excellence, student achievement, and teacher the identification, promotion, and sharing of and librarian collaboration. innovative school library practices, which support the development of exemplary school The Innovative School Library Practice library programs. must have been completed during the 2000- 2001 or 2001-2002 school year. The school Criteria: librarian must coordinate the Innovative School Library Practice. The award application must The innovative school library practice be submitted by the school librarian. should be aligned with and developed to support the goals or standards of one of the Award Categories: following areas: The award may be given to elementary, Baldrige in Education Initiative middle/junior high school, high school or district Building and/or District Continuous school libraries. Multiple awards may be Improvement Plan presented. Information Power Ohio’s Academic Content Standards Founding Organization: Leadership for School Libraries (L4SL) Innovative school library practices are is an Ohio partnership comprised of a similar to best practices. They can be simple collaboration between the Ohio Department activities or involved projects. of Education (ODE), the Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA), the The innovative school library practice Information Network for Ohio Schools may be delivered through a variety of methods (INFOhio), and the State Library of Ohio e.g. after school library activities, book clubs, (SLO).
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