Maurice Tougas Award
The SLRI Maurice Tougas Award recognizes excellence among the graduating class of GSLIS’s School Library Media Program by rewarding the hard work of an emerging professional to develop future leaders in the state in honor of Maurice Tougas's legacy.
Who may submit an application for this award? Any current GSLIS student in good standing with an expected graduation date in 2019 who meets the selection criteria outlined below
When will the award be announced? At the RILA Annual Conference in May 2019
What form does the award take? $250 and one year free SLRI membership / conference attendance
The school librarian's role encompasses a broad range of roles and responsibilities. You deliver lessons, manage collections, support curriculum, and navigate relationships with students and faculty, all the while keeping up on the latest trends in education and technology and reading new literature for your age group.
As you prepare to enter the field, what is one concrete action step you plan to take in your first year as a school librarian? Your essay may describe a lesson plan, a grant idea, advocacy efforts, technology integration, community-building activities, collection development, or anything else that drives you.
We look forward to reading about your future contribution to the profession!