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

The Igo Award, which is sponsored jointly by the Texas PTA and the Texas Library Association, recognizes outstanding collaboration between a PTA organization and the school library media center. Projects and efforts at both the local campus and district levels are eligible.

To Enter:

Please review all entry guidelines on the TLA website.

  1. A completed Shirley Igo Contact Information Form by February 1, 2024.
  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

Please save all items in a Google folder and send the Google folder link to the chair (email below).

Send questions and link for google folder for entry to: 
Subject line: Shirley Igo Collaboration Award

Examples of Eligible Projects:


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.