[kids-lib] OLA Award nominations deadline is March 20!

CSD Chair csd at olaweb.org
Tue Mar 10 10:47:36 PDT 2020

Yes, there's still time to nominate your colleagues for OLA Honors & Awards!

Who has done an outstanding job or taken on a project or been responsible
for a success in our libraries this year?   Tell us about those talented,
dedicated individuals whose commitment to excellent library service has
made a difference.  The OLA Honors & Awards Committee want to know who
those individuals (or groups) are and we want you to tell us!

Nominations may come from all types of libraries and from all kinds of
librarians, staff and supporters.

Nominations are open for the following awards:

                Oregon Librarian of the Year

                Library Employee of the Year

                OLA Distinguished Service Award

                Library Supporter of the Year

Nomination letters (with no more than six letters of support) are due
Friday, March 20, 2020

These awards will be presented to recipients at the 2020 OLA Conference
Luncheon Banquet in Bend on Friday, May 1, 2020.

Here’s the details on each award:


   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 OLA.


   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.


   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.


   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.

If you need more info, read the awards guidelines and let me know if you
have questions. Take a look at

Your letter (e-mail) of nomination should include the following
information, if pertinent, and be as informational as possible:

      * Name, contact information, current position for nominee

      * Award for which you are nominating the person or group

      * Description of why your nominee should be selected for an OLA Award

      * OLA activities: committee appointments, etc.

      * Past positions held and summary of major accomplishments  (for
Distinguished Service Award)

      * Your name and how you can be reached if the committee has questions

Please send nominating letters and supporting letters by Friday, March 20,
2020, to:

                Elsa Loftis, HAS Chair

                e-mail:   olaawards at olaweb.org

                We prefer e-mail, but you can also send via mail to me at:

                               Portland State University

Millar Library

Att: Elsa Loftis

951 SW Hall Street

Portland, OR 97201

E-mail or call me at 503-725-5780 if you have any questions.  We will be
looking forward to your nominations.

Elsa Loftis, Portland State University, Chair

Leah Griffith, Newberg Public Library, Retired, Past-Chair

Esther Moberg, Seaside Public Library

Sonja Somerville, Salem Public Library

Karen Muller, Hillsboro Public Library

Mo Cole, Oregon City Public Library, Retired

Susan Stone, Portland Public Schools

*Deborah VanDetta, CSD Chair 2019-20*

*Website:* http://www.csdola.org/
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