Collaborative School Library Award
The Collaborative School Library Award recognizes and encourages collaboration and partnerships between school library media specialists and the school community through joint planning of a program, project, or event in support of the curriculum, using school library resources, and incorporating the AASL Standards (2017).Apply Online
Multiple Collaborative School Library Award recipients may be selected for this Award. The Collaborative School Library Award recipient receives a framed commemorative certificate. The honoree will be recognized during the Awards Program at OELMAs Fall Annual Conference. The recipients name will be announced via OELMAs email list and posted on the Awards/Scholarship section of OELMAs webpage.
The following criteria will be used in the selection process:
- The project will be judged on:
- OELMA membership is preferred, but not required
- Employed as an Ohio school librarian or in another Ohio educational role
- Demonstrates a strong commitment to First Amendment values through the active promotion of — and defense of — the freedom to read and ALAs principles of intellectual freedom
- The project submitted should reflect a best practice that can serve as a model for others in collaborative planning. It is recommended that the recipient shares their project at the OELMA Conference and/or other professional development opportunities such as webinars
- Meets at least minimum score on OELMAs Collaborative School Library Award Checklist
- Current OELMA member
- The applicants will be a school library media specialist and educators who have collaborated on a project to further the competencies in the Learner Framework in the National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries.
Applications should include the following materials:
- Completed online OELMA Scholarship & Awards Program application form
- Nomination letter, which explains how the nominee meets award selection criteria as stipulated in OELMAs School Library District Award Rubric and provides evidence of integration of the library program across the total curriculum meeting the diverse needs of all learners
- Photograph in .jpg or .gif format
Late materials will not be accepted. All application materials must be submitted to OELMA using the online application form by 11:59 p.m. on April 6th. You will be able to upload supporting materials to the online form.