I just discovered that my study buddy from uni days, the wonderful Alinda Sheerman, was named the Australian Teacher Librarian of the Year for 2012! I am so thrilled for her – for as long as I’ve known her she has been passionate, enthusiastic, energetic, creative and dedicated to providing the best possible services for her school community. Providing recognition to those who pursue the highest standards for themselves and those around them is – I think – a sign that we value the work they do.
Personally I want to send Alinda a big hug, raise a glass of bubbles to her, and then interrogate her for a couple of hours on her programs, services, resources, library promotions, lessons, planning processes, and everything else she does in her library and school!
My warmest congratulations to you Alinda, for an award you thoroughly deserve.