The Alaskan Library Association presented Clark Middle School Librarian, Sharon Pickney, the inugural Alaska School Library Staff of the Year Award for the 2015-2016 school year.
The Alaska Association of School Librarians gives the annual School Library Staff of the Year (SLSOY) award to an Alaska school library staff member who:
Operates a library program that strives toward the goals set forth in Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs and Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.
Promotes the development of independent lifetime readers and learners.
Is an integral part of the educational team.
Exemplifies professional involvement by sharing expertise with colleagues both locally and around the state.
Is employed as a library staff member currently working in a school library position and is not eligible for the SLOY award. Staff member is either a certified teacher without a school librarian endorsement or classified library staff working independently or with a school librarian at his/her site.
Demonstrates professionalism such as by being a member of AkASL and other professional organizations.