Gwinnett County media center specialist earns national recognition

  • Apr 11, 2020

A Meadowcreek High School media specialist was named the nation’s top librarian by a magazine that covers education.

Cicely Lewis began the “Read Woke” program at the Norcross-based school, which gained national attention for its focus on spotlighting authors and perspectives of marginalized members of society. This month, the School Library Journal and Scholastic named her the 2020 School Librarian of the Year. The award recognizes kindergarten through 12th-grade library professionals for outstanding achievement and the exemplary use of 21st century tools and services to engage children and teens toward fostering multiple literacies.

“I am so honored to receive this prestigious award and I plan to continue to advocate for students who are looking for answers, looking for a connection, and seeking to find themselves in books,” Lewis said. “I will use this platform to tell the world that every child deserves a certified school librarian in their school.”