PSLA Presidential Award

The PSLA Presidential Award is given at the discretion of the PSLA President to an individual or group who has had a significant impact on school libraries.

PSLA AWARDS
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

2019 Recipients: 

Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Presidential Award – Senator John P. Blake

Senator John Blake has provided ongoing support and leadership in his commitment to public education. Senator Blake introduced Senate Bill 1269 in an effort to maintain strong school library programs across the state of Pennsylvania staffed by certified school librarians.  According to his website, “Senator John Blake’s aspiration for a seat in the Senate of Pennsylvania was motivated by his determination to help and serve others – in his hometown, his region and across the state – in achieving a better quality of life. Senator Blake works very hard every day reflecting the sensibilities, the wishes and the opinions of the people he represents. He is very deliberative and careful in rendering judgment on public policy issues affecting the people of Pennsylvania and the constituents of the 22nd District. Senator Blake’s education, experience and local roots inform and guide his beliefs about the value of public service and the significant, profound duties and responsibilities of holding public office.

Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Presidential Award - Glenn Miller

Glenn Miller, Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries Deputy Secretary, Commissioner for Libraries, has provided ongoing support and leadership in his commitment and exceptional efforts to ensure that school librarians are positioned as essential partners during conversations at the Pennsylvania Department of Education and strong voices among other educational stakeholders.  When appointed by Governor Wolf and Secretary Rivera in 2015, Glenn shared, “My goal is for all Pennsylvania libraries—public, school, academic, and special—to be more fully integrated into our state’s educational and economic future. To the best of my ability, I will pursue every opportunity to advance library services as educational and community assets, vital cogs in an overall strategy to improve literacy and move PA forward.”

Previous Presidential Award Winners