New updates to OELMA’s Awards and Scholarships nomination process!

January 2020 - New year!  New vision!

New updates to OELMA’s Awards and Scholarships nomination process!

Nominations for the 2020 Awards and Scholarships begin this week!  The nomination window is open from January 6th through February 20th.

The Awards and Scholarships Committee, in conjunction with the board and the dedicated professionals at NEO-RLS, have heard our members’ suggestions!  Starting this year, many of the awards will include a 2-step nomination process. Step 1 is completed by the nominator (you are always welcome to nominate yourself).  The nominator will complete a simple form sharing why the nominee should be considered for the award as well as contact information. Upon completion of Step 1, the nominator will be prompted to email the nominee a link to Step 2 to complete the nomination process. In Step 2, the nominee will review the criteria and rubric for the award, and then submit the second form, providing evidence that speaks to his/her qualifications.

Nominations for the 2020 Awards and Scholarships begin this week!  The nomination window is open from January 6th through February 20th.

Visit the Awards tab on the OELMA website or view this screencast for additional information.

Let’s celebrate the supportive administrator, the dynamic library media specialist and the dynamic students who patronize their school libraries.  Also, two scholarships (J. Allen Oakum and OELMA Founders) are available to students enrolled in an accredited school library program. Watch for posts on social media that will focus on each of OELMA’s awards, grants, and scholarships!

Take advantage of this opportunity to focus on the meaningful learning that occurs in library media centers across the state.  Join us in celebrating recipients who will be recognized at the annual awards ceremony during the OELMA conference in October. The awards ceremony is a free event, open to all OELMA members.

Help us celebrate school libraries and literacy champions!  Submit your nomination now!

Any questions, please email Lorri Kingan, OELMA Director of Awards and Scholarships.