Administrator of the Year

To honour a school administrator who has brought his or her influence to bear on the development of effective school library information centres and of school library program both in a school board and among his or her peers.

To apply: Fill out application form by Nov 1
For questions or more information, contact awards@accessola.com

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To view past recipients

2020 Award Recipient





Tim Pedersen

Peel District School Board




2019 Award Recipient




Amanda Chapman

Durham District School Board

Amanda Paterson is the current Innovation Officer for The Durham District School Board. Her portfolio includes K to 12 Library Learning Commons programming, Innovative Education and Inclusive Technology.  Amanda's steadfast commitment to school libraries and innovation has allowed the DDSB to offer exceptionally strong library programming, run by qualified Teacher Librarians to all students across the district. Amanda has been a fierce advocate for school libraries for many years, ensuring school libraries, and teacher librarians are on our  system road map and always supported.   This philosophy, dedication and leadership to school libraries allows  DDSB libraries to continually grow, offering our students rich opportunities for innovative teaching and learning inside our LLCs. Richard Reid, Durham District School Board