Couch Middle School has an award-winning media specialist on its staff. Karen Garner has been named the Georgia Library Media Association’s (GLMA) Metro District Library Media Specialist of the Year.

Garner is one of nine district winners who have been recognized as outstanding K-12 library media specialists, demonstrating leadership within their school buildings, and leading dynamic, innovative programs fostering student engagement through instructional collaborations. 

The District winners are now finalists for the 2017 Georgia Library Media Specialist of the Year Award. The winner will be announced during GLMA’s 2017 Summer Institute, which will be held June 12-13 at the Wyndham Resort in Peachtree City.



The GLMA is a statewide professional organization dedicated to the empowerment of Georgia’s school library media specialists and to quality education in Georgia’s schools. GLMA is the state affiliate of the American Association of School Libraries (AASL) and a division of the American Library Association (ALA).