Calling All Team Players – Gale and Library Media Connection Seek Nominations for the 2015 TEAMS Award

Winning Teams Receive Cash Prizes and Library Resources

Farmington Hills, Mich., April 20, 2015 – Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, and Library Media Connection magazine invite all media specialists and educators at K-12 public and private schools in the U.S. and Canada to share their collaboration success stories and submit for the 2015 TEAMS Award – Teachers and Media Specialists Influencing Student Achievement. The TEAMS Award recognizes teacher–media specialist teams in elementary, middle and high school settings for their critical collaboration to promote learning and achievement. Past efforts that have been recognized include: a collaborative project involving the art, music, and physical education departments; a project-based learning initiative in which students created their own civilizations while simultaneously learning about ancient civilizations; and a student-generated interactive etextbook on the First World War.

The three winning teams will each receive a cash award, Gale products, a one-year subscription to Library Media Connection and the Educator’s Professional Bookshelf from Linworth Publishing/Libraries Unlimited. In addition, the winners will be featured in a Library Media Connection article. Awards will be presented at a special reception held in conjunction with the American Association of School Librarians annual conference in November.

What: Gale/Library Media Connection 2015 TEAMS Award honoring teachers and media specialists influencing student achievement through collaboration. The nomination may be submitted by a library media specialist, teacher, principal, student or parent for work done in the 2013-14 or 2014-15 school year. There is no entry fee. Information required for submission includes:

  • Completed submission form and signed release form – available here:
  • One-page letter of recommendation/support from the school’s principal or assistant principal on school letterhead
  • Photograph of the collaborating media specialist/teaching team
  • One-minute video describing the project

Who: All public and private K-12 schools in the U.S. and Canada.

When: All entries must be submitted online by June 30, 2015.

Why: Collaboration among teachers and media specialists is critical to promote learning, increase student achievement and help students develop 21st century skills. Gale and Library Media Connection want to honor teacher–librarian teams for their hard work and dedication.

Details: Find complete submission information online at Please contact Kristina Massari at [email protected] for questions about the award.

About Cengage Learning and Gale

Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide. Gale, part of Cengage Learning, is a global provider of research resources for libraries and businesses for more than 60 years. Gale is passionate about supporting the continued innovation and evolution of libraries by providing the content, tools, and services libraries need to promote information discovery, enable learning, and support economic, cultural, and intellectual growth in their communities. For more information, visit or

About Library Media Connection and Linworth/Libraries Unlimited

Library Media Connection (LMC) delivers the insight, answers and encouragement school librarians need to transform their libraries into thriving hubs for 21st century learning and teaching. From practical inspiration from today’s most innovative practitioners to unbiased, insightful peer reviews that support smart collection development, LMC covers technology, tackles the tough issues of budgeting, staffing, and more. More than a publication, LMC is a community of librarians and leaders. LMC is a publication of Linworth/Libraries Unlimited from the collections of ABC-CLIO. Learn more at