Three Gwinnett County schools have been honored by the Georgia Library Media Association (GLMA) and the Georgia Library Association.
- Coleman Middle School’s media program, led by Media Specialist Kathy Schmidt, was designated as the 2019 Exemplary Library Media Program at the middle school level.
- Norcross High School’s media program, led by Media Specialists Lauren Hagey and Lorraine McCullough, earned the 2019 Exemplary Library Media Program title at the high school level.
- Burnette Elementary School’s media program, led by Media Specialist Traci Costilow, earned the 2019 Exceptional Library Media Program designation, the state’s highest honor.
The Judy Serritella Exemplary/Exceptional Library Media Program was created to recognize those library media programs that empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information both in vision and in practice. Exceptional library media programs are ones that demonstrate these characteristics in a consistent and effective manner. Exemplary library media programs go one-step beyond and are a model for innovation, student empowerment, and leadership in the school library community.
Each year, the Georgia Library Media Association (GLMA) and Georgia Library Association (GLA) recognizes and honors three exemplary and three exceptional Georgia Library Media Programs (one from each level).