February 1, 2012 (Vol. 18, No. 3, supp) – Association News

It’s time to honor your library colleagues!  OLA Honors & Awards Nominations

Yes, it is time to think about 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 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 23, 2010.

These awards will be presented to recipients at the 2012 OLA Annual Conference Luncheon Banquet in Bend on Friday, April 27, 2012.

Here are the details on each award:

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 OLA.

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 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.

4.       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 http://www.olaweb.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=58280&orgId=ola

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

Please send nominating letters and supporting letters by Friday, March 23, 2010, to:
Leah Griffith, HAS Chair
e-mail:   leah.griffith@newbergoregon.gov
You can also send via mail to me at:
Newberg Public Library
503 E. Hancock
Newberg,  OR  97132

e-mail or call me at 503-537-1256 if you have any questions.    We will be looking forward to your nominations.