Pennsylvania School Library Innovators

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

2019 Recipient: Jane Farrell, Dallastown Area Intermediate School





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

Jane is truly an innovator in the area of Teaching and Learning in
the school library! Implementing a unique rotational model to
accommodate scheduling needs, Jane has partnered with her
building technology teacher to offer students access to an
Innovation Station, a hands-on makerspace, as well as the
iLibrary, a technology station for students to practice using
technology tools, skills, and resources. Her instructional
approach demonstrates successful integration of technology and
information skills, a maker mindset, and digital citizenship. Jane
will also be co-hosting a workshop during Session C of PSLA’s
annual conference. Congratulations, Jane!

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]).