2008 GLMA Mable Wyche Underwood Grant Winners
The purpose of the grant is to allow building level library media specialists who are members in good standing of GLMA to develop, design, implement, or continue an ongoing program which promotes the use of library media center in the instructional program.
West Town Elementary School’s NASA SEMMA Program
Marie Salter of West Town Elementary School in Albany, Georgia will use her grant to increase and update the media center’s print and nonprint collection in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. West Town currently serves as a site for the NASA Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy (SEMAA.)
Readers of Distinction
Janice Mock of Montgomery County Middle-High School in Mount Vernon, GA will establish a Book Award Scholars program for middle school students who read award-winning books. After reading ten or more books from award lists such as Newbery, Coretta Scott King, and Georgia Children’s Book Award, students’ names will be placed on perpetual plaques displayed in the Library Media Center.
The Use of Graphic Novels with English Language Learners: An Action Research Plan
Susan Hawk and Lynn Walley of Dunwoody High School in Dunwoody, Georgia will collaborate with English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teachers to utilize graphic novels in improving the language skills of students in the English Language Learners program. Novels will be chosen based on their Lexile level and to provide graphic novel versions of required reading.
Grants are judged on six criteria:
Benefit of project to students
Three grants are awarded in the amount of $300 – $500. In order to apply for a grant, you must be a current GLMA member and have been a GLMA member last year as well. Grant recipients agree to participate in a concurrent workshop along with other grant recipients at the GaCOMO convention to share the merits of their projects.