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This award recognizes an outstanding collaboration between a PTA organization and school library media center during the 2015-2016 and/or 2016-2017 school year. Projects and efforts at both the local campus and district levels are eligible. The nomination deadline is midnight, March 15, 2017.

Background:

The award honors the memory of Shirley Igo of Plainview, a past president of the Texas PTA and National PTA and a longtime champion of libraries, education, and literacy.

To Enter:

Submit emailed entries to the chair of the Igo Committee, Sharon Gullett. 
Subject Line: Shirley Igo Collaboration Award
Email: sharon.gullett@gmail.com

Entries Must Include:

  1. A completed contact information form. (Click here for the Shirley Igo Contact Information Form.)
  2. A description, in 500 words or less, of the purpose and objectives of the collaborative activity (Be VERY clear about the collaboration between the PTA and the school library), a program description, and results of the activity. This is usually written by the librarian but can be written by a parent or someone in the PTA. Identify the campus and/or district in the descriptive narrative.
  3. A letter from the principal, superintendent, or another administrator about the collaboration between the PTA and the school library on this project 
  4. A letter from the PTA explaining parental involvement in the project

Examples of Eligible Projects:

Judging:

The entries will be judged by a panel of elementary, middle, high school, and district-level librarians from the Texas Association of School Librarians (TASL), a division of the Texas Library Association. The decision will be reached one month prior to the annual TLA conference, and all applicants will be notified by email of the decision reached.

Criteria Used for Evaluating Projects: 

Award Presentation:  

The winning PTA will be awarded a plaque at LAUNCH. The librarian representing the winning campus and/or district will be recognized and given a certificate during the annual TLA Conference.  In addition, an announcement will be made in the publications of the TASL and PTA organizations.

 

This award recognizes an outstanding collaboration between a PTA organization and school library media center during the 2015-2016 and/or 2016-2017 school year. Projects and efforts at both the local campus and district levels are eligible. The nomination deadline is midnight, March 15, 2017.

Background:

The award honors the memory of Shirley Igo of Plainview, a past president of the Texas PTA and National PTA and a longtime champion of libraries, education, and literacy.

To Enter:

Submit emailed entries to the chair of the Igo Committee, Sharon Gullett. 
Subject Line: Shirley Igo Collaboration Award
Email: sharon.gullett@gmail.com

Entries Must Include:

  1. A completed contact information form. (Click here for the Shirley Igo Contact Information Form.)
  2. A description, in 500 words or less, of the purpose and objectives of the collaborative activity (Be VERY clear about the collaboration between the PTA and the school library), a program description, and results of the activity. This is usually written by the librarian but can be written by a parent or someone in the PTA. Identify the campus and/or district in the descriptive narrative.
  3. A letter from the principal, superintendent, or another administrator about the collaboration between the PTA and the school library on this project 
  4. A letter from the PTA explaining parental involvement in the project

Examples of Eligible Projects:

Judging:

The entries will be judged by a panel of elementary, middle, high school, and district-level librarians from the Texas Association of School Librarians (TASL), a division of the Texas Library Association. The decision will be reached one month prior to the annual TLA conference, and all applicants will be notified by email of the decision reached.

Criteria Used for Evaluating Projects: 

Award Presentation:  

The winning PTA will be awarded a plaque at LAUNCH. The librarian representing the winning campus and/or district will be recognized and given a certificate during the annual TLA Conference.  In addition, an announcement will be made in the publications of the TASL and PTA organizations.