NEISD Library Services presented with national award
TIME: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Harris MS, Library, 5300 Knoll Creek
NEISD Library Services was named the National School Library Program of the Year and was presented with their award at a reception on Oct. 12 at Harris Middle School, library.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Gottardy delivered a welcome greeting at the award presentation. Two students from Wetmore Elementary School addressed the audience. Representatives from Follett Library Resources, sponsor, presented the award to NEISD Library Services Director Ric Hasenyager.
NEISD has been awarded the distinction as the 2011 National School Library Program of the Year by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). NEISD was one of three national finalists for this award. The AASL evaluated library programs based on budget, staffing, instruction/collaboration elements, consistency across all campuses, and more. This is the most prestigious award that is given to a school library organization.
As part of this award, NEISD Library Services received $10,000 for the benefit of the district’s library program.
Top Left - Library Services put together binders for the review process to earn their award.
Top right - National School Library Program of the Year award
Second row, left - (From L to R) Associate Superintendent for Instructional and Technology Services / CIO Janna Hawkins, Director of Library Services Ric Hasenyager, Board of Trustees Secretary Sandy Hughey, Board of Trustees Member Randy Bristow, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian G. Gottardy.
Second row, right - Representative from Follett Library Resources, sponsor, presents award to Hasenyager.
Third row, left - Representative from Follett Library Resources, sponsor, speaks to audience.
Third row, right - Cake and refreshments followed the presentation
Above - student speakers
For more information, contact Ric Hasenyager at (210) 407-0001.
Posted on October 12, 2011, updated October 18, 2011