[kids-lib] Know any super library workers?

Rick Samuelson ricks at wccls.org
Tue Feb 16 08:39:53 PST 2010

Nominate them for an OLA award!

Hi gang,

I know there have been some incredible strides made the past couple of
years by youth library folks from around the state.  This is your chance
to shine the spotlight on a colleague who you feel has gone above and

It would be awesome to see some CSD folks recognized for their continued
excellence.  There are only a few days left!  Nominate!

See details below:

OLA Annual Award Nominations
OLA's Honors & Awards Committee seeks nominations for the following four
awards. Nomination letters (with no more than six letters of support)
will be due in 2010.  Nominations are due Friday, February 19, 2010.
These awards will be presented to recipients at the 2010 OLA Banquet &
Annual Meeting on March 24 at Kell's Irish Restaurant & Pub in Portland,

Tell us about those talented, dedicated individuals whose commitment to
excellent library service has made a difference. Nominate them for one
of OLA's special awards:

OLA Distinguished Service Award
Oregon Librarian of the Year
Library Employee of the Year
Library Supporter of the Year

Be sure to read the awards guidelines and let me know if you have
questions.  Take a look at

 1.Oregon Librarian of the Year may be awarded to any Oregon librarian
who has been working in an Oregon Library for at least two years in a
paid professional position.  The nominee must demonstrate excellence in
library service in his or her community and to Oregon libraries.  The
nominee must be a member of the association.

 2.Oregon Library Employee of the Year may be awarded to any Oregon
library staff member who has worked in an Oregon library for at least
two years as a paid staff member and demonstrated excellence in library
service in his or her community.

 3.Oregon Library Supporter of the Year may be awarded to any volunteer,
volunteer group, library Friend, board member, government official, or
other individual who is not a paid library staff member and who has
demonstrated excellence in supporting and promoting Oregon libraries.

4.Oregon Library Association Distinguished Service Award may be awarded
to any Oregon librarian or library staff member, who has been in the
profession for 15 or more years, has worked in Oregon libraries for at
least ten years, and is currently a member of OLA, for exceptional
service over a period of years.

Your letter of nomination should include the following information, if
pertinent, and be as informational as possible:

    * Provide nominee's current position
    * Past positions held and summary of major accomplishments
    * OLA activities: committee appointments, etc.
    * Brief description of other noteworthy accomplishments
    * Your name and how you can be reached if the committee has

Please send nominating letters and supporting letters by Friday,
February 19, 2010, to Faye A. Chadwell, Associate University Librarian
for Collections and Content Management, 121 The Valley Library, Oregon
State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-3453 or
faye.chadwell at oregonstate.edu. If you have questions, call me at

Rick Samuelson, Youth Services Librarian
Chair - Children's Services Division of OLA
Washington County Cooperative Library Services
111 NE Lincoln, MS 58A
Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 648-9809   5#
ricks at wccls.org 

"The clever men at Oxford
Know all that there is to be knowed.
But they none of them know one half as much
As intelligent Mr Toad!"
-Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

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