Administrator's Award

Application deadline is June 1, 2022

The SLMSSENY Administrator's Award recognizes an administrator who has been responsible for initiation, maintenance, and/or the improvement of a School Library Media Program in the SLMSSENY region during the past three to five years or longer. The Administrator will be recognized on the SLMSSENY website and invited to join us for the Spring Symposium where a plaque will be presented as thanks for his or her efforts.

Application Procedure

Complete the form below. Please answer all applicable questions.

Please email all supporting documentation to

Please apply by June 1, 2022.

Review and Selection Process

Each application will be evaluated by a blind selection process done through a set committee of Executive Board Members.


The nominated administrator has been supportive of the School Library Media Program of his or her building or district. He or she can be an elementary, secondary, or district wide administrator.

Application submitted by current SLMSSENY member.


Submit a statement describing how the nominee has supported and promoted the School Library Media Program in your district or building in each of the areas listed below. Be as specific as possible, we recognize you may not be able to answer all questions. Documentation (photos, videos, etc.) supporting your statement is welcome.

Criteria to Address

  1. How does the Administrator demonstrate leadership in promoting the library program to staff, students, and community?

  2. How does the Administrator view the role of the library media specialist?

  3. What changes to the library program have been made under the administrator's leadership? In what ways has the LMS been a partner in this process?

  4. In what ways has the Administrator supported the enhancement of library facilities and resources in order to provide an environment conducive to 21st Century learning?

  5. Do you feel there is sufficient staff to implement a variety of services to students and faculty? Please explain.

  6. What professional growth and development opportunities does he/she provide for the Library Media Specialist(s)? Please be specific.

  7. In what ways is the administrator involved in the on-going, continuous evaluation of the Library Media Program?

  8. In what way(s) does the administrator demonstrate support of collection and resource development?

  9. Describe the technology integration initiative in the school library the administrator has encouraged and supported.

  10. Is the budget sufficient to provide an outstanding, robust program? Please explain.

You will also be asked for:

  1. Length of time administrator has been responsible for school libraries/librarians

  2. Number of students, librarians, and support staff in building/district (depending on administrator level).

Administrator's Award Application

Administrator's Award Rubric

2022 Administrator's Award Rubric