Congratualation to the 2016 Award Winners
The Oregon Library Association was privileged to announce the winners of a few of the 2016 OLA awards at this year’s conference. Congratulations and many thanks to the winners for their hard work and dedication!
OLA Distinguished Service Award: Mary Finnegan (2016)
- The OLA Distinguished Service Award may be awarded to any Oregon Librarian or library staff member, who has been in the profession for 15 years 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 Librarian of the Year: Kathryn Kohl (2016)
- This award is given to a professional librarian who has demonstrated excellence in library service in Oregon. The librarian must have worked for pay in an Oregon library for at least two years. The nominee must be a member of OLA.
Library Employee of the Year: Charleene Wood (2016)
- This award is given to a library employee who is committed to providing excellent library service to the community. The recipient has shown leadership, initiative, and willingness to share skills with the organization.