This is an excellent example of a state-based library association's awards program that encourages and celebrates teacher-TL collaborative partnerships in schools.
"Eight Brevard Schools were among the 15 schools chosen as 2012 winners of the prestigious Florida Power-Library Schools (FPLS) award - a statewide recognition awarded to schools that involve their school faculty members in developing and implementing outstanding library media programs focused on student achievement, according to a news release from Brevard Public Schools.
Teacher/librarian collaborations, supportive administrations, and dynamic library media programs are hallmarks of the winning Florida Power-Library Schools (FPLS). The Florida Association of Supervisors of Media and the Florida Department of Education’s Library Media Services launched the program in the fall of 2008.
After a rigorous review, including site visits, eight Brevard Schools were among the 15 schools chosen as this year’s winners of the prestigious FPLS award. These schools provide quality library media programs that encourage students to become lifelong readers and engage students in problem solving and inquiry-based activities."