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OELMA Announces 2014 Award & Scholarship Recipients

Upon the recommendation of the 2013 Scholarship and Awards Committee, the OELMA Board of Directors approved the list of award recipients at its May 17, 2014 meeting. Congratulations to the following scholarship and award recipients:

Outstanding Administrator Award – Dan Girard, Principal, Brookside Elementary School, Worthingon City Schools, Worthington, OH

Literacy Leader Award – Bright Ideas Book Bank, Columbus Housing Partnership, Homeport, Columbus, OH

Emerging Leader Award – Jessica Klinker, LMS, Franklin Heights HS, South-Western City Schools, Columbus, OH and Michelle Lombardi, LMS, Columbus North International School, Columbus City Schools, Columbus, OH

Leadership in Action – Sarah Thornbery, LMS, Springboro Middle School, Springboro Community City Schools, Springboro, OH and Christina Dorr, LMS, Horizon Elementary School & Alton Darby Elementary School, Hilliard City Schools, Hilliard, OH

Outstanding Contributor Award – Krista Taracuk, School Library Representative, State Library Board of Ohio Board, LMS – Retired, Thomas Worthington HS, Worthington City Schools, Worthington, OH

OELMA/Follett Library Resources Outstanding School Librarian Award – Cheryl Cartwright, LMS/District Library Coordinator, Greensview Elementary School, Upper Arlington City Schools, Upper Arlington, OH

OELMA Scholarship – Karen Mossing, LMS, Southeastern Junior/Senior HS, Southeastern Local Schools, Chillicothe, OH

J. Allen Oakum Scholarship – Laurie Katusin-Swallen – Teacher Librarian, Tuslaw HS, Tuslaw Local Schools, Massillon, OH

The Board would like to thank those who nominated OELMA members for the above-mentioned scholarships and awards. As you can well imagine, it is a very difficult decision selecting recipients from among the many outstanding school librarians in Ohio.

The Board would also like to thank the members of the OELMA Scholarship and Awards Committee for their enthusiasm and dedication to the task of selecting from the many onominees.
To learn more about the individual awards and scholarships, please go to the OELMA website