Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) Library Media Specialist and Technology Integration Coach Sara Frey will receive the 2017 Scholastic Library Publishing Award presented by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) at a ceremony in Chicago on June 25. The award is presented to a librarian whose "unusual contribution to the stimulation and guidance of reading by children and young people" exemplifies outstanding achievement in the profession.
Ms. Frey hosts events in the library's Makerspace and provides support for teachers concerning best practices for using technology in instruction. She has presented at AASL and International Society for Technology in Education conferences, and numerous other library and technology events.
Ms. Frey received the 2015 Pennsylvania Library Association Best Practices Award, as well as national grants and recognition for her programming and collaborative projects. The 2017 book Teaching Technology in Libraries (McFarland, 2017) includes a chapter of Ms. Frey's practical advice for librarians serving as instructional technology coaches. Ms. Frey is committed to promoting library use and reading and providing opportunities for underserved populations, including English Language Learners and students with intellectual disabilities.