GKCASL News

March 18, 2016

Scholarship Deadline is April 10!

Do you know a deserving senior that would benefit from a $500 scholarship? Do you know two? Please consider nominating someone deserving. We will be awarding two $500 scholarship to a student who plans to become a teacher.

Any graduating senior in the Greater Kansas City Association of School Librarians’ membership area is eligible. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and intend to enroll in college to earn a degree in education.

Access the application here. The completed application accompanied by a cover letter, one letter of recommendation from a teacher, a letter of support from your school librarian, and a statement of support from your parent/guardian must be emailed by midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016 to: Jaci Hurley jaci.hurley@lsr7.net. Please read the application directions carefully.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Jaci Hurley, Library Media Specialist

Lee's Summit School District

Awards, Awards, Awards! Deadline April 1!

Blue Ribbon Library Media Program Award
High School Level
Submission Deadline: April 1, 2016
This 3-year rotating award is given to an outstanding elementary, middle or high school media program. Awards are presented each May at the annual Spring Banquet. This year we are looking for outstanding nominees at the High School level. Please read the award criteria and instructions below before applying.
Award Nomination Form - Click here
Please print, complete and email this form to the Award Chair listed below.
Online Nomination Form - Click here

Librarian of the Year Award
Submission Deadline: April 1, 2016
The purpose of the Librarian of the Year Award is to recognize a librarian’s distinguished service and leadership in their school library. The librarian will have made a significant impact on the students and staff in his/her school. He/She will have demonstrated a commitment to libraries, especially school libraries, which can serve as a model for others in the profession.
Award Nomination Form - Click here
Please print, complete and email this form to the Award Chair listed below.
Online Nomination Form - Click here

Advocate of the Library Award
Submission Deadline: April 1, 2016
Description: The purpose of the Advocate of the Library Award is to recognize a person/persons who support the library media services in an exemplary manner to the point that without the services there would be a void had that service not been rendered.
Award Nomination Form - Click Here
Please print, complete and email this form to the Award Chair listed below.
Online Nomination Form - Click Here

Award Chair
Jennifer Caster, LMS
Awards Committee Chair
Mill Creek Upper Elementary
308 S Cleveland
Belton, MO 64012
jcaster@bsd124.org

Gateway seeks Committee Members, Grant Applicants!

The Gateway Committee is currently searching for one year members for the 2016-17 school year. If you are a high school librarian - either K–12, 6-12, or 9-12 and are interested in serving on the Gateway Committee for one year, please sign up at Gateway’s site: www.gatewayaward.com under the Get Involved tab or here: http://goo.gl/forms/1e1khr7IhJ - Sign up deadline is April 1st.


Gateway Grant Applications are now open. If you would like Gateway books in your library, but do not have the budget, fill out a grant application. At least one grant is awarded every year. Grant winners are announced at Spring Conference. Applications can be found at Gateway’s site: www.gatewayaward.com under the Get Involved tab or here: http://goo.gl/forms/L5H3zeWLSJ The application deadline is April 1st.

Greater Kansas City Association of School Librarians