A school district superintendent and an elementary school principal were both honored April 12 for their contribution to the advancement of school libraries and librarianship in general during the Southern Westchester BOCES School Library System Annual Spring Conference.
Dr. Susan Guiney, superintendent of the Mount Pleasant Central School District, was nominated by Mary Knopp, a library media specialist at Westlake High/Middle School, and Marge Clarkson, principal of the Richard J. Bailey Elementary School in the Greenburgh Central Seven School District, was nominated by Melissa Iamonico, a library media specialist at R.J. Bailey.
Both administrators were chosen for their willingness to foster the growth of school library media specialists, for exhibiting an understanding of current practices and future trends, and for their work toward implementing them, for their support of the BOCES School Library System, and their efforts to seek funding to improve library programs in their respective districts.
The BOCES School Library System Council made the final selection through nominations submitted to them by various library media specialists. The Administrator of the Year Award was sponsored by Overdrive, Inc., Global Digital Distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, & more.