The School Librarian of the Year Award is the School Library Association’s prestigious honour to recognise the excellent work that is carried out in school libraries every day, and to highlight the current practice of those whose work is outstanding.
Congratulations to the SLA School Librarian of the Year 2020/21 Honour List:
- Claire Marris – Toot Hill School, Bingham (Nottinghamshire)
- Terri McCargar – Latymer Upper School (London)
- Éadaoin Quinn – Enniscorthy Vocational College, Co. Wexford (Ireland)
- Rose Palmer – The Oaks Primary School, Ipswich (Suffolk)
- Kristabelle Williams – Addey and Stanhope School (London)
On 3rd March 2021 a special webinar has been organised by the School Library Association to celebrate the work of the Honour Listed librarians working in secondary schools. They will discuss their schools, opportunities and challenges with Ros Harding, SLA School Librarian of the Year 2019.
Whilst schools are closed, the judging panel are unable to visit the librarians at work and the decision to name the School Librarian of The Year 2020/21 is on hold. However, as in previous years, we continue to acknowledge the work of the exceptional librarians on the Honour List, especially in these challenging times. Their work will be showcased and celebrated at the Leading School Libraries Conference (11-12th June 2021).
Further details on the SLA School Librarian of the Year Award and full details on each of the all-female 2020/21 Honour List Librarians can be found at www.sla.org.uk/slya-2020.