“Me? A School Librarian” Contest

The “Me? A School Librarian” Contest encourages high school students to pursue a career in the field of school librarianship.


2020 Recipient: Natasha Bowman, Cocalico High School

Natasha values the “variety of opportunities” in her school library, as well as the kind librarians who are always willing to help students. She thinks of becoming a librarian as a “dream job.” Natasha is an avid reader who volunteers in the school library, participates in Reading Olympics, and recommends books to fellow students.  

2020 Recipient: Cheyenne Eckman, Conestoga Valley High School

Cheyenne is now attending Kutztown University as a student in the library science program, and she also works in the library there.  Another long-term goal she has is to “open a small, cozy bookstore with my older sister.”  Her favorite things about her high school library include the welcoming atmosphere, the variety of seating options, the Makerspace, and, of course, the book collection. 

2020 Recipient: Hannah Horant, Kennard-Dale High School

Hannah is treasurer of the Library Society at her school and loves shelving and processing books.  Her goal is to attend college for library science and then to become a school librarian or work at the Library of Congress.  She writes, “No one thing is the best about my school library. It is quite the amalgamation,” and also values that “I have felt my calmest at our library.”


Previous “Me? A School Librarian?” Contest Winners


  • The applicant must be a junior or senior currently enrolled in a public or private high school in Pennsylvania.
  • The applicant must be endorsed by a school librarian who is a current PSLA member.
  • The applicant must agree to attend at 3 least workshops and all general sessions at the PSLA Annual Conference.
  • The applicant must agree to write a short reflection on his/her conference experience for publication by PSLA.

Information & Entry Form

If you have any questions, please contact the PSLA Awards Committee ([email protected]).