Excerpts from the Follett Challenge site:

“Recognizing the strong link between library programs and student success, the company today issued the Follett Challenge to find the best innovations in school libraries.  The contest will advocate for the role librarians play as champions of school programs that drive student achievement.”

“The judges, comprised of library and educational professionals, will be looking for schools that do the most outstanding job of applying technology, content and creativity in ways that engage students, foster literacy and critical thinking.”

Applications will be available February 1, 2011 and will be due by June 1, 2011.