School Library Benefactor of the Year Award

Deadline - May 31st


This citation is awarded by the School Library and Youth Services (SLAYS) division of NDLA to a person, or persons, who have made significant contributions to a school library or school libraries in North Dakota.

Nomination Procedure:

  • To nominate an individual or group, send a letter of nomination to the SLAYS Chair. NDLA membership is not required to nominate a person(s) for this award.
  • Letters of nomination must include specific reasons for nomination.


Further Information:

  • The award may honor, but is not limited to, school library volunteers, school and district administrators, and school library paraprofessionals. Anyone who makes a significant contribution of time, talent, or financial support to advancing the role of school libraries can be considered.
  • The School Library Major Benefactor Award winner will be profiled in The Good Stuff and receive a commemorative plaque.
  • Recognition of the recipient is made during the NDLA Award Banquet at the annual NDLA conference.


Past Recipients:

  • 2020
    • Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation
  • 2019:
    • Susan Kiser, Fargo Public Schools.


Entity Resposible:

For more information or to submit a nomination, contact the SLAYS Chair

Further Information for Award Administrators

Information forthcoming