Pennsylvania School Library Innovators

The Pennsylvania School Library Innovators Award recognizes Pennsylvania school librarians who demonstrate innovative practices that advance the profession.

2022 Recipient: Emily Calaman in the category of Teaching and Learning.  

2020 Recipient: Sarah DeMaria, Mountville Elementary School 

2020 Recipient: Kim Mento, Boytertown Middle School East


Distinguished Service Award
PSLA Presidential Award
Outstanding Pennsylvania Author and/or Illustrator
Outstanding School Administrator (Building or District)
Outstanding Pennsylvania School Library
Pennsylvania School Library Innovators
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Program

Previous Pennsylvania School Library Innovators Award Winners


  • No school district, individual school, or individual is eligible if any librarian or individual is on the Awards Committee, a member of the PSLA Board of Directors, or an elected officer of PSLA.
  • A nominee whose school and/or district has been recognize as an Outstanding Pennsylvania School Library is not eligible to apply for three (3) years.
  • The nominee is a certified school librarian with consistent PSLA membership over a minimum of three consecutive years at the time of nomination. (Librarians with fewer than three years in the profession must have current PSLA membership at the time of nomination.)
  • Winning applicants agree to present a conference workshop during the year they are presented the award.
  • Nominations for all awards must be completed by a current PSLA member.  Applicants may self-nominate.


Nomination deadline: June 30th

Nomination Form and Scoring Rubric
Note: You will be prompted to make a copy of all forms via Google Docs. To download in another format, please use the File menu.

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