Polestar Award

Deadline for Application:
Applications must be submitted between May 1 and September 1 electronically to grants-awards@islma.org by 11:59 PM on September 1st.

Rationale:
This award is presented to honor members of the Association who have made
outstanding contributions to school library media programs in Illinois.

Eligibility:
To be eligible for the award, the nominee must meet at least two (2) of the
following criteria:

1. Active, participating membership in ISLMA
2. Leadership role in ISLMA
3. Positive contribution to the school library media field.

Selection Criteria:
Both sections of the nomination and application form must be completed.
The nomination must be accompanied by a nominating letter and at least two (2) letters of support explaining the eligibility of the nominee. Please include the names of persons submitting supporting letters. The letter might include
consideration of the following:

  • Cooperation
  • Contribution to ISLMA
  • Development of library media curriculum
  • Innovative program development
  • Interest in young people
  • Leadership
  • Legislation
  • Publication
  • Research
  • Resourcefulness

Selection Process:
The recipient will be selected by the Awards Committee appointed by the ISLMA Board.

Award:
The recipient will be honored with this award at the ISLMA Fall Conference.

Click here for a printable form for this award.

List of Past Polestar Award Winners

 

 
     
 
Date Modified: 8/1/16

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