School Library Journal (SLJ) named Tamiko Brown of Ed White E-STEM Magnet School in El Lago, TX the winner of the 2017 School Librarian of the Year Award. Sponsored by Scholastic Library Publishing, this award honors K–12 school library professionals for outstanding achievement and the exemplary use of technology to engage students. As the 2017 School Librarian of the Year, Tamiko Brown will receive $2,500 cash, plus $2,500 worth of print and digital materials from Scholastic Library Publishing, and is currently featured on the cover of School Library Journal’s September 2017 issue, available in print and online. To learn more, visit: http://www.slj.com/liboftheyear.
In addition, four librarians were honored as Heroes for outstanding performance in designated categories. In addition to being featured in print and online articles for SLJ.com, each Hero will receive $500 in materials of their choice from Scholastic Library Publishing. The 2017 School Librarian of the Year Heroes are:
- Maker Hero: Alisha Wilson, Booker T. Washington High School, Pensacola, FL
- Hero of Collaboration: Jan Wilson, Brookwood High School, Snellville, GA
- Hero of Family Outreach: Liz Phipps Soeiro, Cambridgeport School, Cambridge, MA
- Hero of Equitable Access: April Wathen, George W. Carver Elementary School, Lexington Park, MD