and Service Recognition Award for Students
Literacy and Social Responsibility Special Interest Group (L-SR SIG)
is pleased to announce a new Literacy and Service Recognition Award
-- thanks to Alma Flor Ada and Isabel Campoy for generously providing
makes this award unusual is that recipients are students (K-16+)
nominated by teachers and/or librarians to be honored for exemplary
community service that relates to the purposes of the L-SR SIG:
To study, understand, and promote high-quality programs which foster
community service, participatory citizenship, social responsibility,
appreciation for diversity,
environmental stewardship, and caring behavior that occurs within the development
of literacy across the curriculum.
Award winners are recognized at IRA’s
annual convention as part of the L-SR SIG Program. Additionally, winning
students/programs are featured on our website!
||Compassion to Action
||Jenna Dulin of Salisbury University, nominated by Patricia Dean
||Olivia's Birds: Saving the Gulf
||Olivia Bouler, Islip Middle School, Islip, NY (Age 12), nominated by Patricia Dean
(Save Our Albatross Research)
|Ahlam Jallaq, Aubrey Lanham, Ailis Rees, Leslie Robins, Evelyn Stuntz, nominated by Debbie Charna
Columbus School for Girls, Columbus, OH
Join us to celebrate
the work of our youth serving our communities. Guidelines
for submission for
the Literacy and Service Recognition Award are available as a pdf file for
you to download. You will be asked
to submit contact and program information, including a short essay that describes
the project and particularly the impact the nominee/program has made.
be sent (via email and/or regular mail) to the Awards Chair of the IRA Literacy
and Social Responsibility Special Interest Group by January
30, 2014, for
the 2014 Literacy and Service Recognition Award. You will receive confirmation
of receipt of materials via email and will be notified about results of committee
review by March 1, 2014.
We encourage you to download a flyer describing
the award program and to
share it with teachers and librarians you know who might be interested in
submitting a nomination to highlight the work of one or more students in
you have questions, please contact the Awards Chair, Denise Stuart, via
you for your interest and support!