Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award

Nominations Open for the Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award

The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming. School libraries, public or private, that served children in any combination of grades K–8 and conducted humanities programs during the 2010–2011 school year are eligible. Applications and award guidelines are available at the Sara Jaffarian Award webpage. To be considered, nominations must be received by the ALA Public Programs Office by December 15.

QA with Barbara Ungar, 2007 Jaffarian Award Winner

Image of a Dala horse statue in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago, taken by a Central Elementary School student as part of “A Day in the Neighborhood”


Editor’s note: Today’s post is part of a month-long series featuring Q&A with past winners of the Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming.

QA with Sandra Wiseman, 2008 Jaffarian Award Winner

History Hits the Road to Woodsdale demonstration


Editor’s note: Today’s post is part of a month-long series featuring Q&A with past winners of the Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming.

QA with Sally Rasch, 2009 Jaffarian Award Winner

Carroll Academy students participating in the 2007–2008 Carroll Book Parade, “Discovering the World through Books.”


Editor’s note: Today’s post is part of a month-long series featuring Q&A with past winners of the Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming.

QA with Nicolette Vaillancourt, 2010 Jaffarian Award Winner

A student-produced mural of the York Theatre in Elmhurst, Ill., created for Jefferson Elementary School’s Elmhurst History Project.


Editor’s note: Today’s post is part of a month-long series featuring Q&A with past winners of the Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming.

2010 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award Announced

The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office (PPO) announced that the Jefferson Elementary School Library in Elmhurst, Illinois, is the winner of the 2010 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming. The award will be presented at 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 27, during the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., immediately prior to the Auditorium Speaker Series presentation of Marlo Thomas. The Jefferson Elementary School Library will receive a plaque recognizing the achievement and a cash award of $4,000.

2009 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award

The Carroll Academy of International Studies, located in Houston, Texas, is the 2009 winner of the Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming. The Carroll Academy library will receive a plaque recognizing the achievement, a cash award of $4,000, and the chance to promote their program to other school libraries nationwide.

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