Spring breaks are upon us! OELMA Awards Season is more than half way through and we want you to nominate yourself or an OELMA member for an award. We’ve previewed most of the awards, but here’s one we know you’re excited about – the Outstanding Administrator Award. Why? Because OELMA has given this award since 1987 – that’s 30 administrators (not awarded in 2012)! That’s thirty administrators who have made significant contributions to the planning, implementation, and/or support of school library programs resulting in improved program quality and increased student learning. At least one of our 30 recipients continues to demonstrate his support of school libraries! John Miller (Superintendent of Loudonville-Perrysville Exempted Village, now retired) sits on the OELMA Board.
Many OELMA members contribute to the association in multiple ways and OELMA is proud to honor them with the Outstanding Contributor Award. This award honors an Ohio licensed school librarian who has made outstanding contributions to school librarianship. The honoree has demonstrated a long-term commitment to the school library profession while serving in OELMA leadership roles.
For more information on the awards and the rubrics, click on the Awards tab on the OELMA website. #OELMAwards19.
April 6th is the deadline, but don’t wait until the last minute! Start gathering your ideas and get those applications in!