Information Technology Innovation Award
The Information Technology Innovation Award recognizes school librarians who design, develop, and implement innovative uses of technology for instructional purposes (classroom or professional development). This award spotlights the importance of emerging technologies in supporting learners.Submit a Nomination
The Information Technology Innovation Award recipient receives a commemorative plaque. The honoree will be recognized during the Awards Program at OELMA’s Fall Annual Conference. The recipient’s name will be announced via OELMA’s email list and posted on the Awards/Scholarship section of OELMA’s webpage. The 3-to-5 minute video may be published online.
The Information Technology Innovation Award recipient will be selected from applicants and nominees who meet the following criteria:
- A licensed Ohio library media specialist, who is an OELMA member
- Evidence of a commitment to the implementation of innovative uses of technology in the classroom or professional development
- Submission of a 3-to 5-minute video that highlights/demonstrates an innovative technology in the classroom or professional development
- Meets at least minimum score on OELMA’s Information Technology Innovation Rubric
The application for this award is a two-step process. Step 1 is the nomination (you may nominate yourself) that requires a 250-word rationale for the nomination that explains how the nominee meets the award selection criteria and provides evidence of the nominee’s innovative use of technology to improve the teaching and learning process. Additional documentation may be attached to the nomination form. Step 2 is the application that is to be completed by the nominee for the award. Applications should include the following materials:
- Completed online OELMA Scholarship & Awards Program application form
- Photograph in .jpg or .gif format
- A 500-word statement of qualification that speaks to the rubric/checklist criteria. The nominee may expand on the statement of qualification by submitting an additional document and/or having another person submit a letter of qualification that explains how the nominee meets the award selection criteria.
- A 3-5 minute digital video file that demonstrates an innovative use of technology in the classroom or professional development. This video may be published online.
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 February 20. You will be able to upload supporting materials to the online form.