IASL 2012 Conference, 11 to 15 November 2012
Recipients of this award are recognised by the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) for their contribution to the national development of school libraries and services within their own country or internationally. There is no monetary recompense for this award. There may be more than 1 recipient. Recipients must be individual members of IASL.
This award is announced at the beginning of International School Library Month (October) annually. The award is the premier recognition of services to school libraries internationally.
Professor Bernadete Campello has been awarded the IASL School Librarianship Award for her service in the development of school libraries in Brazil. Professor Campello has been noted as being influential in the position of her research and ongoing leadership of school libraries throughout Brazil.
In announcing the award, IASL President James Henri noted the importance that professional development for school librarians played in the development of school libraries.
Professor Carol Kuhlthau from Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA commented “She is a worthy recipient for the first award that exemplifies the significant impact that strong sustained leadership and informed professional training and insightful local language materials can have on improving school libraries for learning in this emerging country.”
Media Release - Professor Bernadete Campello
Dr. Dana Dukic has been awarded the IASL School Librarianship Award for her service in the development of school libraries in Croatia and Hong Kong. Dr. Dukic has been noted as an innovative practitioner in the area of Web 2.0 technologies who shares her expertise with all so that school libraries benefit.
In announcing the award, IASL President James Henri noted the benefit of one person to two countries in the development of their school libraries.
Dr. Jadranka Lasic-Lazic from the University of Zagreb in Croatia commented that Dana has “remain[ed] in close contact with Croatian school librarians and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, University of Zagreb, besides her active work in Hong Kong, she has been working on strategies for the improvement of the technology usage in school library environment, and actively participated in the education of school librarians.”
She has inspired others to incorporate Web 2.0 technologies into their own practice. Christopher Chan, Librarian, Island School, Hong Kong stated, “She has been particularly active in conducting professional development workshops focusing on the use of Web 2.0 technologies in school libraries. She has consistently innovated in this area and has inspired myself and others.”
Media Release - Dr. Dana Dukic
Ms. Luisa Marquardt has been awarded the IASL School Librarianship Award for her service in the development of school libraries in Italy and Europe. Ms. Marquardt has been recognised for her significant achievements in the development of school libraries and the education of school librarians in Italy and Europe.
In announcing the award, IASL President James Henri noted that Luisa’s outstanding record of achievements have made a significant positive impact on school libraries.
Ms. Lourense Das from the Netherlands, commented that “Luisa Marquardt is a true leader in school librarianship in Italy and Europe. She is the initiator of many seminars, conferences and agreements between school library organisations and other library and community initiatives to advocate the school library as the key player in the education of children and youngsters. She takes part in Italian, International and European initiatives to disseminate information and strengthen the role of school libraries in the community. Luisa is continuously working for school libraries and school librarians.”
Media Release - Ms. Luisa Marquardt
Mrs. Jane Viner has been awarded the IASL School Librarianship Award for her service in the development of International Baccalaureate (IB) school libraries in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. Mrs. Viner has been recognised for her significant achievements in the development of information services and education for teacher librarians in IB schools.
In announcing the award, IASL President James Henri noted that Jane has a range of skills that allow her to provide high quality services to students and staff as well as sharing her expertise with regional, national and international colleagues.
Edward Lawless, Professional Development Manager – IB Asia Pacific, “recognised Jane as a talented advocate for school librarianship” and acknowledged her “invaluable assistance in the strategic planning to address the professional development needs of teacher/librarians in IB schools”.
Mr. Greg Valentine, the IBAP Australasia representative commented that Jane “was instrumental in developing and coordinating IB Librarian networks in Australia, writing IB Librarian newsletters and when IBAP LIS (Library Information Specialists) was formed and she was appointed Chair of that body, contributing significantly to the organisation of the first IB Asia Pacific Information Literacy Conference in March 2007.”
Media Release - Mrs. Jane Viner
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