Sound Off for School Libraries

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The Kearney Public Schools elementary library team received the Nebraska School Librarians Association (NSLA) Sound Off for School Libraries Award at the recent 2018 Nebraska Library Association (NLA)/Nebraska School Librarians Association (NSLA) Conference in Lincoln.

The NSLA Sound Off for Libraries Award is based on a group’s demonstration of creativity and innovation in the school library profession. The seven members of the KPS library team were honored because of the ideas and programs they have presented at the annual conference. Conference programs by this team of school librarians included interactive Golden Sower lessons, integrating technology in the NDE Language Arts Multiple Literacy Standards, and many student lessons used in their library curriculum.

“It was such an honor to receive the Sound Off for School Libraries Award that recognizes library professionals for promoting the impact that librarians have on students in Nebraska, “ said Tracy Schall, KPS Library Director. “For more than a decade, our team has shared projects at various workshops and conventions across the state, but to be told that your ideas are ‘creative and innovative’ is an incredible compliment.”


KPS school librarians receiving this award include (In order on the attached photo): Tracy Schall (Glenwood/Buffalo Hills/KPS Library Program Director), Kelly Melson (Northeast), Hallie Hagan (Bryant/Central), Lynn Stewart (Meadowlark), Mary Roesler (Kenwood), and Judy Henning of UNK who nominated the group for the award. NOT PICTURED: Connie Jelkin (Emerson/Park), and Trish Heins (Windy Hills),