Giant Step Award

The Gale Group and School Library Journal have created a program that will award $10,000 to a school library that has made the most dramatic improvement in service to its students. "We're looking for libraries that may have been underperformers in the past but [have] recreated themselves," said Renee Olson, editor of School Library Journal. "We're looking for libraries that have become vital community assets, distinguished by exemplary services to young people." Judges are seeking evidence of how students have benefited from the new roles that administrators, community members, and teachers play in the


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