Two Lee’s Summit R-7 staff members were honored by the Greater Kansas City Association of School Librarians (GKCASL) during the organization’s spring banquet, held during May. Recognized staff members were Jaci Hurley, library media specialist at Longview Farm Elementary and Trailridge Elementary, and Laura Maxwell, Lee’s Summit R-7 director of library media services and Partners In Education.
Mrs. Hurley was named the GKCASL Librarian of the Year. The award recognizes a librarian’s distinguished service and leadership in the school library. Winners have made a significant impact on their students and co-workers and have demonstrated a commitment to school libraries.
Mrs. Maxwell received the 2017 GKCASL Friend of the Library Award. This award recognizes individuals who support the library media services in an exemplary manner to the point that without the services there would be a void in services.