EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hammarskjold Middle School Media Specialist Donna Swift has been named the Villy Gandhi 2019 Leadership Training Scholarship Award Winner.

The Villy Gandhi Leadership Training Scholarship is awarded annually in honor of Past President and school library media specialist Villy Gandhi. Villy is remembered for her extraordinary leadership, relationship withAECT and many other contributions to NJASL. This scholarship gives a certified school library media specialist, who is a member of NJASL, an opportunity to attend and participate in a conference offered by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology(AECT), a NJASL International affiliate. The recipient must agree to serve on the NJASL Board of Trustees and a committee for one year plus implement at least one idea obtained at the AECT conference attended, write an article for Bookmark about the experience after the conference attended and impressions of the event, prepare a webinar or similar form describing the experience at AECT, assist at the AECT Booth during the Annual NJASL Fall Conference, and participate on AECT’s School Media Technology Division (SMT) Board Conference Call.

Swift will participate at the 2019 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) International Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada in late October. Her activities will include the board and membership meetings of the School Media & Technology Division and AECT Board of Directors, attending keynote sessions, round-table sessions, and concurrent sessions, plus she will present at the Emerging Technology Showcase.