The Media Advocate of the Year Award will be given to an administrator/individual that offers tremendous support for the media specialist and the media program by encouraging collaboration between the media specialist and staff, supporting the professional development of the media specialist, communicating with the media specialist about district and school issues and initiatives, and promoting the media specialist as an instructional leader.
The Media Clerk of the Year Award will be given to a media clerk that offers tremendous support for the media specialist and the media program by going above and beyond to support the media specialist, staff, and students.
GLMA and GAIT (Georgia Association of Instructional Technology) co-sponsor the Georgia School Library Media Specialist of the Year (LMSOTY) award to recognize K-12 library media specialists with dynamic, innovative programs and whose instructional collaborations foster student engagement and achievement.
Additionally, LMSOTY finalists are leaders within their school buildings and in the greater community of library media specialists. Each school system may select one library media specialist for this award. From those chosen for the system level award, one media specialist is chosen as the GLMA Regional Library Media Specialist of the Year. The Georgia Library Media Specialist of the Year is selected from the GLMA Regional winners.