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    HASL Librarian of the Year and Related Awards

    2019

    Mary Chance - Hogg MS

    2018

    Lynn Pharr - Neff ES

    2017

    Karen Kratoville - JP Henderson ES

    2016

    Cynthia Ramos - East Early College

    2015

    Stephanie Hatley - TH Rogers MS

    2014

    Rowena Verdin - Milby

    2013

    Melina Flores - Herrera

    2012

     Jo Ann Reed - Scroggins

    2011

     Angela Kirkendoll - MLK Early Childhood

    2010

     Julie Campbell - Oak Forest

    2009

    Willie Mae Wilson - Bastian

    2008

     Elizabeth Eastman - River Oaks

    2007

    Melinda Zeagler - Bell ES

    2006

    Christina Oliva-Aguirre

    2005

    Lana Hayes

    2004

    Janice Newsum

    2003

    Karen Nohls

    2002

    Cheryl Hensley

    2001

    Carole Fitzgerald

    2000

    Carl Birk

    1999

    Rosie Morales-Ortiz

    1998

    Susan Shafer

    1997

    Marsha Whitmore

    1996

    Diem Volz

    1995

    Amy Hernandez

    1994

    Bettie Agnew

    1993

    Aline Baldwin

    1992

    Jane Robertson

    1991

    Irma Boccard

    1990

    Shirley Semler

    1989

    Ed Miller

    1988

    Debbie Hall

    1987

    Vernell Primes

    1986

    Carol Wallingford

    Criteria for Nomination for Librarian of the Year

     The criteria for nominations are:

    1.   An HISD principal, administrator, teacher, or librarian must nominate candidates.

    2.  Each person may nominate only one person, and must sign the nomination form.

    3.  Each nomination must be submitted on the correct form.

    4.  Librarians previously nominated who did not receive the title are eligible to be nominated again.

    5.  Librarians must be certified and have completed at least three years as a certified librarian in an HISD school.

    6.  Personnel in the Department of Library Services may neither nominate nor be nominated for this award.

     

     
    Eleanor Alexander Scholarship
     
    The Houston Association of School Librarians provides grants from the Elenora Alexander Scholarship Fund to encourage certified librarians to attend the annual TLA conference, professional conferences and workshops.  Librarians may also use this scholarship to pursue college credit in academic work related to the field of librarianship.  

    Currently this scholarship fund is managed by retired librarians, Ina Miller and Debbie Hall. The funds from this scholarship were donated by the first HISD director of Library Services, Elenora Alexander.

     
    Rules for participation in the Elenora Alexander Scholarship
    A committee of librarians who are members of the Houston Association of School Librarians administers the Elenora Alexander Scholarship.  The original funds for the scholarship came from a donation by Ms. Alexander, the first head of the Library Services Department and one of the first librarians in HISD.   The purpose of the scholarship is to promote professional growth and education. Selection is made by a random drawing of submitted applications.

    Applicant Criteria:

    • Applicant must be a current or retired Houston ISD librarian.
    • Application must be submitted by the established deadline.
    • Applicant must be a current member of the Houston Association of School Librarians.
    • Winners must submit documentation of their expenses in a timely manner.  The following types of expenses may be submitted: registration fees, hotel expenses, transportation costs, or textbook fees.
    • Librarians who receive scholarship funds must wait three years before applying again.
    • Two $250 scholarships will be given each year.