CCSD Media Specialist Wins State Intellectual Freedom Award!

CCSD Media Specialist Wins State Intellectual Freedom Award!

A Cherokee County School District media specialist has won the 2017 Georgia Library Media Association Intellectual Freedom Award!

Amanda Graves

E.T. Booth Middle School Media Specialist Amanda Graves has won the prestigious honor, which recognizes an individual for upholding the principles of intellectual freedom as set forth by the American Library Association of School Librarians and the American Library Association.

Ms. Graves earned her early childhood education degree from Brenau University and her masters of library and information science degree from Valdosta State University in 2012, where she received dual degrees in school media and public librarianship. In 2013, she began working for Cobb County’s school system, and this school year joined E.T. Booth Middle School, where she serves more than 1,700 students and 100-plus faculty and staff members.

She will be honored at the Georgia Library Media Association Summer Institute Conference in June in Peachtree City and will be recognized by the Cherokee County School Board and Superintendent of Schools at the April 20 school board meeting.