Outstanding School Library Paraprofessional

The Outstanding School Library Paraprofessional Award honors recognize the exemplary performance of a school library paraprofessional who directly supports the school library at the school or district level.


2023 Recipient - Laura Spangler, Milton Area School District


2021 Recipient - Tracey Lupfer, Eagle View Library

Tracey is described by librarian Maggie Bokelman as “the consummate library paraprofessional.”  She is known for her compassion, her commitment to reading and learning, and her knowledge of diverse literature.  She is always seeking out new ways to promote library services, to welcome and assist staff and students, and to support the district’s technology department. PSLA is so proud to congratulate Tracey as our first winner of the Outstanding Paraprofessional Award!




No school district, individual school, or individual is eligible if any librarian or individual is on the Awards Committee, a member of the PSLA Board of Directors, or an elected officer of PSLA. The nominee must currently be a school library paraprofessional. Nominations must be completed by a current PSLA member.

Nomination deadline: September 30

Nomination Form and Scoring Rubric