Pennsylvania School Library Innovators

The Pennsylvania School Library Innovators Award recognizes Pennsylvania school librarians who demonstrate innovative practices that advance the profession.

Inaugural winners coming in 2019!

Distinguished Service Award
PSLA Presidential Award
Outstanding Pennsylvania Author and/or Illustrator
Outstanding School Administrator (Building or District)
Outstanding Pennsylvania School Library
Pennsylvania School Library Innovators
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Program


  • 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.
  • A nominee whose school and/or district has been recognize as an Outstanding Pennsylvania School Library is not eligible to apply for three (3) years.
  • The nominee is a certified school librarian with consistent PSLA membership over a minimum of three consecutive years at the time of nomination. (Librarians with fewer than three years in the profession must have current PSLA membership at the time of nomination.)
  • Winning applicants agree to present a conference workshop during the year they are presented the award.
  • Nominations for all awards must be completed by a current PSLA member.  Applicants may self-nominate.


Nomination deadline: September 30th.   Extended to November 1!

Pennsylvania School Library Innovators - Application and Scoring Rubric (Word)

Pennsylvania School Library Innovators - Application and Scoring Rubric (PDF)

Nomination materials


If you have any questions, please contact the Awards Committee Chair ([email protected]).