This Award is to recognise the contribution made by pupils who work in their school libraries, to acknowledge the skills gained and to give them the recognition they deserve, both within and outside their school community.



  • Pupils must have served within a school library for at least two years at the time of nomination.

  • Pupils must be at least 13 years of age at the time of nomination.

Criteria for Nomination:

The School Librarian should nominate  one pupil of outstanding quality and commitment and give reasons under the following five headings on the attached Nomination Form: personal qualities, examples of contribution, role model, reader and library user, library promotion.


The nominated pupil should exhibit many of the following desirable qualities:

  • Supports the vision and goals of the library

  • Promotes the role and services of the library to the school community

  • Acts as a role model for other pupils

  • Willing to help pupils and staff

  • Promotes reading

  • Is enthusiastic

  • Punctual, reliable and trustworthy

  • Works accurately and can demonstrate good IT skills

  • Is a regular library user and has a good knowledge of books and resources in the library

The nominee should make an impact on their school library which can be demonstrated by themselves and their Librarian.  They are also encouraged to reflect on how working in the library has helped them as an individual.


*PLEASE NOTE - You may only nominate one pupil per school