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|Payne Junior High (2019-2020)|
Payne librarian Shannon Jacques was nominated for the American Library Association's "I Love My Librarian Award." Her nomination said: "Shannon goes above and beyond to support our students and make our library a warm and inviting place. She remains current on contemporary YA texts for our students, but also seeks out new works that students would be interested in. She takes Payne's library beyond the traditional setting, creating a Maker Space, theme days, activities for students to do at lunch such as novel-themed escape rooms, and makes less than exciting tasks such as completing library orientation fun by creating digital scavenger hunts for the students. These are all created by Shannon personally, often outside of school hours. In addition to making the library a welcoming space, she frequently steps in to assist teachers to find relevant yet engaging materials and technology to integrate into lessons. Our school is lucky to have Shannon as our librarian!"