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Blue Valley High receives national library program honor

A heartbeat is the vital center, it synchronizes all other parts. At Blue Valley High, the heartbeat of the school is the library. It is a place where personal and academic growth is the principal focus, where a service-oriented philosophy resides. This collaborative environment prompted the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) to name Blue Valley High as the 2015 School Library Program of the Year (NSPLY) Award recipient.

“This school has definitely demonstrated their commitment to quality library services,” said AASL President Terri Grief. “The administrator and school librarian partnership is quite evident and is a model for other schools in the nation. The students at Blue Valley High are the real winners.”

The award, which is sponsored by the Follett Corporation, annually recognizes a school library program that meets the needs of the changing school and library environment and is fully integrated into the school’s curriculum.

“This is definitely a tremendous honor for our school and validation for collaboration between our teaching staff and library media staff,” said Scott Bacon, Blue Valley High principal. “We want it [the library] to be a sought after resource by our students, staff and patrons and I think our library has become that.”

The school will be honored at the AASL Award Ceremony during the 2015 American Library Association Conference this summer.