ASLA Citation Award for 2001
The Australian School Library Association (ASLA) is honoured to announce the winner of the ASLA Citation Award for 2001 and to commend and give recognition of services rendered to the profession.
This citation is given for outstanding leadership in promoting and developing teacher librarianship in one or more of the following fields:
The recipient for 2001 was deemed outstanding in six of the seven fields and her work and dedication has had, and will continue to have, far reaching positive consequences for the state of teacher librarianship across Australia.
Karen Bonanno: Recipient of the ASLA Citation Award 2001
Karen has been a leader in the field of teacher librarianship for a number of years and has displayed ongoing and outstanding dedication to promote the profession and role of the teacher librarian. Her commitment to professional development is personified in her own learning journey and her willingness to tackle new challenges:
Referees comments include:
"From the time she first took on the role of ASLA Councillor it was evident that she had the vision, dedication, drive, enthusiasm and attention to detail to be a future leader of the Association and Teacher Librarians."
"Karen is a rare individual. She has been endowed with a wide range of skills and aptitudes with a strong people orientation. At the same time she is task orientated and able to drive a set of goals, both personal and professional. She has developed the problem solving and team building skills that underpin her leadership. More than that, she is a person of achievable vision and she has demonstrated the capacity to sell her visions."
"Karen's reputation in the field of teacher-librarianship reaches beyond state and national levels as her publications and international conference presentations have provided her with forums to advance ideas and open up debate and discussion on issues relevant to the field."
Karen Bonanno has received this award in recognition of her services in:
Presentation of this award is a valued opportunity for her peers and colleagues to be able to acknowledge her depth and range of commitment to the profession and it is with honour that we bestow the ASLA Citation Award to Karen Bonanno, a fitting tribute to a very deserving candidate.