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OELMA Awards and Scholarships – Make Those Final Nominations for 2018!

By Lorri Kingan, Director Liaison to Awards and Scholarship Committee

Do you know a Library Media Specialist who does an exemplary job implementing programs for students and staff?  Have you experienced an Administrator that values the library media program and the outreach offered within his/her school?  Have you witnessed a media center that is hustling and bustling and is filled with students engaging in learning?  Now is the time to seek recognition for these passionate professionals by nominating them for an OELMA award!

Also, there are two scholarships available to students enrolled in an accredited library media program within the state of Ohio.  The Allan Oakum Scholarship offers a $500 stipend to a resident of Ohio working toward School Library Media Licensure.  The OELMA Scholarship offers a $1,000 stipend to a resident of Ohio pursuing School Library Media Licensure.  Nominate yourself or an LMS student and help with the cost of these courses.

The deadline for nominations is April 9th, 2018.  Please visit the OELMA site for additional information on nominations for awards and scholarships.  Let us celebrate just some of the good that is occurring in our library world!

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