School Librarian of the Year Award 2018
On 5 March, 2018, The General Secretariat of The Executive Council of Dubai and Emirates Literature Foundation awarded the 6 winners of the School Librarian of the Year Award for their transformative work in encouraging students to read, develop their creativity and enhance the importance of reading in the schools of the UAE. Two librarians were awarded special recognition for their determination and dedication to their students.
In recognition of the commitment and inspiring efforts of all the nominees, it was also announced at the ceremony that all librarians nominated for the School Librarian of the Year Award 2018 will be awarded registration to the school librarian training day in the Library Conference hosted by the American Library Association (ALA) Conference at Sharjah International Book Fair in November 2018.
The ceremony was held at the landmark Etihad Museum, Jumeirah 1 during the week of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2018 and the UAE’s Month of Reading. In attendance were His Excellency Mohammed Al Murr, Emirates Literature Foundation Trustee and Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library Foundation Chairman, His Excellency Saeed Al Nabouda, Acting Director General of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, Dr. Salah Abdul Aziz Al Qassim, Advisor, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, Dr Hissa Ahmed Binmasoud, Director of Public Libraries Department and Shumous Bin Faris, Dubai Coordinator for the Month of Reading, The General Secretariat of The Executive Council of Dubai in attendance. The prizes were presented by His Excellency Abdulla Mohammed Al Basti – Secretary General of the Executive Council of Dubai and bestselling UK children’s author Jacqueline Wilson.