PSLA honors Biagini


Mary K. Biagini Professor Mary K. Biagini was honored by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (PSLA) as the 2007 Outstanding Contributor, which recognizes her contributions to the field of Pennsylvania school library media programs.  Dr. Biagini, Associate Dean and lead educator in the School Library Certification Program, was presented the award at the PSLA Conference banquet, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on Friday, April 12.

The PSLA provides school librarians and media specialists with educational opportunities and current information through publications, workshops, seminars and conferences.  The Outstanding Contributor Award is an annual recognition of those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to school library information programs or for statewide or for collective contributions which have had an impact on all school library information programs in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Biagini was nominated for this award in recognition for her work at the local, regional, and national levels to promote the education of school library media specialists.  Dr. Biagini has worked diligently to ensure that the School Library Certification Program at SIS incorporates leading edge topics and technology so that graduates have the skill sets most needed.  Her nomination specifically notes that Dr. Biagini “truly cares for her students and mentors each to make a difference as future and present school library media specialists.”  Dr. Biagini was also acknowledged for her work as a member of the PSLA Professional Standards Committee and as a co-Chair of the American Association of School Librarians’ national conferences in Indianapolis and Pittsburgh over the last several years. 

The faculty, staff and students of SIS congratulate Mary K. Biagini for this prestigious honor and join the professional community of librarians and media specialists in recognizing her outstanding contributions to the field of library and information science education.