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KASL Awards and Scholarships
· The Summer Semester Ruth Garver Gagliardo School Library Scholarship and the Spring Founders Scholarship are both being awarded to Grace Kastens from Atwood. Her current position is that of Gifted Coordinator for five school districts in Rawlins County. In the letter that accompanied her application she compares a library and its role in a school to a hub on a wheel. From that hub comes all the different spokes of the ideals that a school library should strive to achieve. She sees a librarian as a lead explorer on the great adventures of children. Grace will continue studies at Fort Hays State University.
· The Fall Founders Scholarship recipient is Tonya Foster, who is currently employed at Meadows Elementary School in Topeka as a first year librarian. Prior to this job she was a literacy coach at Shaner Elementary School in Topeka.
· The Vision Award goes to former teacher and librarian Beverley Olson Buller. As an author, William Allen White Children’s Book Award Selection Committee Chairperson, and Practicum Supervisor for the Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management, Bev fosters a love of reading and learning. Her research has resulted in publication of three books featuring famous Kansans bringing attention to Kansas.
· The Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Kim Clark, Principal at Garfield Elementary School in Augusta. This Home of the Grizzlies is 2006 NCLB Blue Ribbon School and a 2008 Panasonic National School Change Award-Winning School! Children learn at high levels, and every person who enters is part of the Garfield culture of learning!
· The Library Media Specialist Award will be given to Ruth McCauley who has served as a District Director and Promotions Chair. As Lowell and County View librarian in Winfield, her dedication to the profession is admirable due to her positive energy and love of learning.
· The AASL National Conference Award presented by KASL will enable school library media specialist Rachel Yoder to attend the American Association of School Librarians National Conference in Columbus, Ohio.
All Award winners will be recognized at the KASL Fall Conference. Congratulations!
-information provided by Carmaine Ternes-
KASL Fall Conference "Information Relief"
Thursday, Oct. 1st, 8am to Friday, Oct. 2nd, 2pm
410 South 3rd Street
W. H. Beck, author of "Malcolm at Midnight"
W. H. Beck is a teacher and librarian from Wisconsin who will share her debut novel that won the 3-5 WAW Award.
M. H. Herlong, author of "Buddy"
M. H. Herlong is a teacher, writer, and former lawyer from New Orleans, Louisiana. She is also the author of "The Great Wide Sea" a YALSA 2010 Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults. "Buddy" is her second book and winner of the 6-8 WAW Award. www.mhherlong.com
Brad Sneed, Kansas Children's Book Illustrator
Brad Sneed, is a local favorite having illustrated many picture books. We are happy to have him share some of his latest books including “Where the Wind Blows” by Stacy Clark and Brad Sneed. www.bradsneed.com