The SLAV John Ward Award
The recipient of the John Ward Award will be required to demonstrate an outstanding contribution to learning and teaching at their school and a raising of the profile of their profession through their role as teacher-librarian. A professional development grant of $2000 is awarded.
To be considered for the Award download and complete the following SLAV John Ward-Award-form-2016
Supporting action research and evidence-based practice, the SLAV Research Fellowship will take the form of a $1000 grant to provide practical support to a teacher librarian to implement a local research project.
To be considered for the Award download and complete the following SLAV Research-Award-form-2016
The SLAV School Leaders Award
The SLAV School Leader’s Award is made to a school leader who demonstrates outstanding support of the school library and the work of the school library team. School personnel who are members of the school leadership team are eligible to be nominated by a teacher-librarian or the school library team.
To be considered for the Award download and complete the following SLAV School-Leaders-award-form-2016
This Innovators Award supports the development of new and innovative practice in school libraries. The award consists of SLAV Personal Membership for 2017 and attendance at the SLAV Premier Conference in August 2017.
To be considered for the Award download and complete the following SLAV Innovators-award-2016
About: The John Ward Award
John Ward was a founding member of SLAV, a founding member of the Australian School Library Association, and a founding member of the International Association of School Librarianship. He held the positions of Secretary and President of SLAV for many years and was the Secretary of ASLA during the 1970s, a period of rapid library expansion.
2015: Fay Pattison, Sacred Heart Girls’ College
2014: Leonie Dyason, Mooroopna Secondary College
2013: Suzette Boyd, Scotch College
2012: Rhonda Powling, Whitefriars College
2011: Joy Whiteside, Overnewton Anglican Community College
2010: Susan La Marca, Genazzano FCJ College
2009: Jenny Luca, Toorak College
2008: Jane Viner, Methodist Ladies College
2007: Judith Way, Mill Park Secondary College
2006: Jennifer Hall, Bendigo Senior Secondary College
2005: Bronwen Parsons, Belmont High School
2004: Camilla Elliot (profiled in FYI 7(4), 2003)
2003: Marianne Punshon (profiled in FYI 8(1), 2004)
2002: Lesley Burgess & Shirley Melissas (both profiled in FYI 7(1), 2003)
2001: Di Ruffles (profiled in FYI 6(1), 2002)
2000: Trish Cotter (profiled in FYI 5(1),2001) & Rosalind Kentwell (profiled in FYI 5(2), 2001)
1999: Denise Boyko & Sandy Davey (both profiled in FYI 4(1), 2000)
1998: Di Wilson (profiled in FYI 3(1), 1999) & Grace Kinch (profiled in FYI 3(2), 2001)
The SLAV Innovator’s Award
The Innovator’s Award supports the development and/or recognition of new and innovative practice in school libraries. Teams are encouraged to nominate themselves and SLAV branches are also called upon to nominate teams.
SLAV Innovator’s Award Recipients:
2014: Julie Purcell, Ruyton Girls’ School, and David Feighan, Mentone Girls Grammar
2012: Miffy Farquharson and the Library Team – Mentone Grammar
2011: Sally Sutherland
2010: Tania Sheko
2009 Judith Way
2008: Laraine Stephens, Juliet Hayday, Adrienne Dore & Rosemary Bellairs
2007: Faye Matters
2006: Helen Zizys, Anna Ferguson & Lorraine Hudson
2005: Karen Russo
2004: Linda Twitchett
The SLAV School Leader’s Award
This award is made to a school leader who demonstrates outstanding support of the school library and the work of the school library team. School personnel who are members of the school leadership team are eligible to be nominated by a teacher-librarian or the school library team. The award winners are announced at the NGV/SLAV Conference in November each year.
Research has indicated that principal or school leader support of the library program is critical in encouraging teacher / teacher-librarian collaboration and in making the library program an integral part of the learning and teaching of the school. (Colorado Study, 1999)
School Leader Award Recipients:
2015: Ms Rita Grima and Mr Ray Pisani – Co-Principals, Marian College
2014: Mr Marco DiCesare, Caroline Chisholm College
2013: Mal Cater, Mentone Grammar
2012: Patricia Cowling, Genazzano FCJ College
2011: Julie Ryan, Our Lady of Mercy College
2010: Joint winners: Martin Culkin, Principal, Dandenong High School and Joseph Gerassi, Principal, Bialik College
2009: Angela Pollard
2008: Cheryl Judd & Janine Laurence
2006: Tony O’Byrne
Inaugural International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) School Librarianship Awards for 2008
As part of the celebrations for International School Library Month (October), the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) is pleased to announce the recipients of the IASL School Librarianship Award. The recipients are recognised by IASL for their contribution to the national development of school libraries and services within their own country or internationally.
For the inaugural award, IASL has recognised four IASL members.
Jane Viner, Melbourne Australia
Professor Bernadete Campello, Brazil
Dr. Dana Dukic, Croatia
Ms. Luisa Marquardt, Italy