Leadership Committee Scholarships Available
Are you looking to grow in your profession? To become more of a leader? To explore learning opportunities?
Apply for a scholarship from the Leadership Committee of OLA. These scholarships support leadership development and contribute to the growth of leadership potential within OLA and libraries statewide.
The committee offers scholarships of up to $1000, available to all members of OLA regardless of employment or job title. You do not need to be a manager, or aspire to a management position, to qualify for a scholarship. In the past, recipients have used the scholarship to attend conferences, diversity training and OLA’s own Leadership Institute (LIOLA).
Scholarships are awarded three times each year. Priority for at least one scholarship will also be given to individuals from diverse cultural/ethnic backgrounds and/or historically marginalized groups. Scholarship winners agree to provide service to OLA as a condition of receiving a scholarship. For example, join a committee or roundtable, present at a conference or division workshop, write an article for the OLA quarterly. It doesn’t matter so much what you do, but we encourage you to step outside your comfort zone.
Our February scholarship of $1000 was awarded to Jen McKenzie. She will use her scholarship to attend and present at ISTE Live22! in New Orleans. The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) focuses on the power of technology to transform teaching and learning, accelerate innovation and solve tough problems in education. Jen’s session is titled Start with Cats! Virtual Opportunities That Bring the Community into the Classroom. Please join us in congratulating Jen on taking advantage of this opportunity.
Jen is the K12 District Teacher Librarian for Siuslaw School District 97J in Florence, Oregon, and has been an educator for 20 years. She was the Oregon Teacher Librarian of the Year in 2019, a current Fulbright Scholar, and the current Region 3 OASL Board Representative. She has led hundreds of professional development sessions for thousands of educators and has presented for national Future Ready Librarian summits.
OLA Leadership Committee member