The Association recognises, through the conferring of awards, the professional leadership, vision, innovation, publications, research and collaboration of its members and those whose work influences the development of literacy, and in particular, information, digital, critical and creative literacy.
SLANSW awards include the:
Awardees for 2021
The 2021 Awards were announced and conferred at the
SLANSW Professional Learning Summit on 19th March 2022.
Nominations for 2022 are now open and Awardees will be announced at the
SLANSW Professional Learning event, March 2023.
The John Hirst Award honours the memory of the Association’s founder, John Hirst, who had a vision and a passionate drive to establish the primary place of libraries in every NSW school. This award recognises excellence in professional leadership and/or service by an Association member who is either a teacher librarian or who supports school libraries in New South Wales.
The John H Lee Memorial Award is presented to an individual or a school team in recognition of innovation in learning and teaching practice in a school or schools through learning technologies. Any demonstration of innovative teaching practice must have occurred within the two years prior to the award being conferred.
The SLANSW Teacher Librarian
of the Year is awarded to a teacher librarian or team of teacher librarians in
recognition of their outstanding contribution to teaching and learning in their
school and their engagement with the school library community.
The Maurice Saxby Award for service to children's and/or young adult literature is awarded to a person/s or organisation that has displayed excellence and passion in promoting reading and/or writing for young people in NSW.
Life Membership of SLANSW is a prestigious award and is bestowed on members who have demonstrated sustained commitment to improving the Association and its mission through their voluntary work for the association.
Life Membership is not considered a competitive award and nominees must be considered individually and not in comparison with others. Each nomination is judged on its merits against the guiding criteria and there should be no limit in any one year on the number of members who might be awarded Life Membership.
The nominee must:
Life Members (in alphabetical order):
John H Lee