|Joan C. Gallagher Legislator Award|
MSLA has established this award in remembrance of our friend and colleague, a champion for legislation to ensure that all students have equitable access to school library programs, professional staff and current resources.
DESCRIPTION: Through this annual award, MSLA recognizes the efforts of a legislator in Massachusetts who has, either within that calendar year or in the recent past, publicly demonstrated the value of school libraries by performing legislative duties that have an impact on the profession of school librarianship and education of Massachusetts school children.
CRITERIA / ELIGIBILITY: The legislator recipient of this award demonstrates a commitment to advancing the role of the school library program and its staff in the educational process and works to introduce or support legislation that provides equity and current resources to students across the Commonwealth.
APPLICATION / NOMINATION PROCESS: The MSLA Executive Board, upon the recommendation of the Legislative Committee, will vote to present this award to a deserving legislator at the annual conference. This award may not be presented if there is not a suitable recipient.
AWARD: plaqueRESPONSIBILITIES: Speak briefly at the MSLA conference or Legislation Day; photo permissions for MSLA publications.
2007 Winner: Rep. Frank Smizik, Brookline MA
2007 special award:Legislator of the Year Representative Robert Rice
2003 Winner: Senator Jack Reed, Rhode Island
|Last Updated ( Saturday, 19 October 2013 )|