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GaCOMO 2012 Volunteers Needed

  Volunteers are also needed around noon to 1:00pm Friday, October 5th to assist with gathering AV equipment out of the breakout rooms and returning it to its owners using the Green Room on the Second floor of the Centreplex.

  All interested volunteers should contact by email: valerie_ayer@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us  

Again, thanks in advance for your time and energy in Macon this conference a success!

GLMA Intellectual Freedom Award

Georgia Library Media Association (GLMA)  Intellectual Freedom of Information Award recognizes the contributions of a school library media specialist who has affirmed in an active way the rights of students to information and ideas furthering the cause of intellectual and academic freedom. 

*DEADLINE EXTENDED*

Submit your application for the GLMA Intellectual Freedom of Information Award by September 21, 2012! 

APPLICATION:

DOC | PDF 

The award consists of: 

A plaque to the recipient commemorating the award

The recipient will be recognized and honored at the annual Georgia COMO Conference

The recipient’s application packet will be submitted to the American Association of School Librarians and the American Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee. 

Criteria for selection: 

The nominee shall be a PreK-12 personal member of Georgia Library Media Association (GLMA) and a member of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL).

The nominee shall meet at least one of the following criteria:

Developed and implemented an exemplary innovative information program on intellectual freedom.

Developed and implemented an exemplary school selection policy or handbook emphasizing freedom of information.

Developed a structured procedure for handling a challenge or intellectual freedom crisis within a school.

Has upheld intellectual freedom principles in the face of a challenge.

Has contributed to the literature of the field (print or non-print).

Has been active in the establishment and/or continuation of a program or activity relating to intellectual freedom at the local, state or national level.

Has not received GLMA sponsored Intellectual Freedom award in the past two years. 

3.   At least one supporting letter of reference must accompany the application form. The reference must substantiate that the applicant has upheld the principles of intellectual freedom and has met at least one of the above criteria.  This letter may be submitted by: 

System library media supervisors, lead library/media specialists, directors or coordinators

State, county, or district school superintendents, building principals, headmasters, or local school board member

Directors of curriculum and instruction or educational supervisors

A GLMA member 

4.   Documentation (Examples) 

Examples might include a school or district public relations initiative to promote awareness of intellectual freedom, programmatic assistance to meet a censorship challenge, or a building or education outreach effort to ensure intellectual freedom of information.  Other documentation may include video, scrapbooks, handbook of policies & procedures, programs and newspaper or journal articles.

 

Valerie Ayer

Coordinator, Educational Media

Department of Educational Media and Instructional Materials

DeKalb County School District

1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd

Stone Mountain, GA 30083 

678-676-2433 (Telephone)

770-939-5732 (Fax)

valerie_ayer@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us

http://plibrary.dekalb.k12.ga.us

GLMA Intellectual Freedom Award

Intellectual Freedom Award
Georgia Library Media Association (GLMA) Intellectual Freedom of Information Award recognizes the contributions of a school library media specialist who has affirmed in an active way the rights of students to information and ideas furthering the cause of intellectual and academic freedom.

APPLICATION: DOC | PDF

The award consists of:

■A plaque to the recipient commemorating the award
■The recipient will be recognized and honored at the annual Georgia COMO Conference
■The recipient’s application packet will be submitted to the American Association of School Librarians and the American Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee.
Criteria for selection:

1.The nominee shall be a PreK-12 personal member of Georgia Library Media Association (GLMA) and a member of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL).
2.The nominee shall meet at least one of the following criteria:
■Developed and implemented an exemplary innovative information program on intellectual freedom.
■Developed and implemented an exemplary school selection policy or handbook emphasizing freedom of information.
■Developed a structured procedure for handling a challenge or intellectual freedom crisis within a school.
■Has upheld intellectual freedom principles in the face of a challenge.
■Has contributed to the literature of the field (print or non-print).
■Has been active in the establishment and/or continuation of a program or activity relating to intellectual freedom at the local, state or national level.
■Has not received GLMA sponsored Intellectual Freedom award in the past two years.
3. At least one supporting letter of reference must accompany the application form. The reference must substantiate that the applicant has upheld the principles of intellectual freedom and has met at least one of the above criteria. This letter may be submitted by:

■System library media supervisors, lead library/media specialists, directors or coordinators
■State, county, or district school superintendents, building principals, headmasters, or local school board member
■Directors of curriculum and instruction or educational supervisors
■A GLMA member
4. Documentation (Examples)

Examples might include a school or district public relations initiative to promote awareness of intellectual freedom, programmatic assistance to meet a censorship challenge, or a building or education outreach effort to ensure intellectual freedom of information. Other documentation may include video, scrapbooks, handbook of policies & procedures, programs and newspaper or journal articles.

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GLMA Executive Office
2711 Irvin Way, Suite 111
Decatur, GA 30030

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John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award

The John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award honors intellectual freedom fighters in and outside the library profession who have demonstrated remarkable personal courage in resisting censorship. The award consists of $500 and a citation. Individuals, a group of individuals or an organization are eligible for the award. 

Sponsor and Deadline

 

 The John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award is sponsored by the Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) of the American Library Association (ALA). The deadline for nominations is December 1 of each year.  NOTE: The deadline for 2011 has been extended to February 16. 

Nominations 

 

Full criteria and  Immroth nomination form are available from the Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611.

 Nominations and supporting evidence should be sent to: 

 Bryan Campbell, ALA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611. Telephone: 312-280-4220 or 800-545-2433, ext. 4220. Fax: 312-280-4227. E-mail: bcampbell@ala.org.

Valerie Ayer, GLMA Past-President

Intellectual Freedom Chair

 

Learning4Life In My School Library

  

“Learning4Life In My School Library” invites students to demonstrate through a short video how the school library and technology empowers students with the skills needed to be lifelong learners.  (Details at link below.)  We know that our most powerful advocates are students, parents, administrators and fellow teachers.  Recruit at least student to tell your story for you through this contest.   If hundreds of school librarians participate, we will have a powerful tool to share when we advocate for our programs. 
 

 

Valerie Ayer

Coordinator

DeKalb County Schools