One of the real pleasures in any year is recognising the contributions of others to the school library landscape and our organisation.
At the SLANZA AGM in July the following awards were announced. Congratulations to the recipients.Principals Award
Michele Whiting , Corinna School, Porirua East
Nominated by Trish Nash and Rosalba Finnerty
Michele has been recognised for her support and promotion of the library at Corinna School. She acknowledges and promotes excellence in her library staff. Michele takes a vital role in recognising the importance of the library and library initiatives. Michele is well aware of the issues facing school libraries both in her role as principal and as a member of SLANZA. She has taken a leading role in SLANZA activities and this has benefitted school libraries at a local and national level.
Mahurangi College, Warkworth
Nominated by Verity Roswell- Starkey and Jeanette Carnegie- Dill
David has been recognised with this award for the strong emphasis he places on the Importance of the school library at Mahurangi College. He values and appreciates the library staff, and promotes the library at every opportunity, to fellow staff and the wider school community. David also promotes the importance of reading and is an active member of the College’s library committee.
Award of Merit for Promotion
Carole Gardiner, Queens High School, Dunedin
Nominated by Jayne Downes and Jan Simpson
Carole earns this award for her tireless promotion of the information centre at Queen’s High School. She promotes the information centre within her school and to the wider community. Carole is efficient, organised and knowledgeable, and is willing to share her knowledge with her peers and fellow staff members.
Carole has a passion for books and reading that is demonstrated in her vibrant library and in such initiatives as her Summer Reading programme. This is one of many ways she reaches out to students
Carole is also involved in SLANZA at a local and national level and her willingness to share her skills is respected by her fellow professionals. In the words of one of her referees an ”awesome library warrior chick”
Award of Merit for Promotion of Literacy and Enjoyment of Reading
Annette McKitrick, Library & Resource Manager, Waimea Intermediate School
Nominated by Mandy Ditzel and Patricia Smith
Annette has been recognised for her passionate commitment to reading and literacy. Her passion for reading and her commitment to finding the right book for every student is well recognised within her school community. She is a real supporter of teaching and learning and also organises professional staff resources at Waimea Intermediate School.
Annette was heavily involved in the recent redevelopment of the school library and continues to provide a high level of engagement and support for those in her school.
Congratulations once again to all the recipients
On behalf of the Awards Committee