[Libs-Or] Time to nominate for OLA Awards

Leah Griffith leah.griffith at ci.newberg.or.us
Wed Feb 11 14:15:32 PST 2009

OLA Annual 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 2009.  Nominations are due Monday, March 16, 2009.

 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, including the newest award, the Distinguished Service Award.

Be sure to read the awards guidelines, which were revised recently.  Take a look at http://www.olaweb.org/bylaws/awards.shtml

These awards will be presented to recipients at the 2009 OLA Conference:

 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 questions

 Please send nominating letters and supporting letters by Monday, March 16, 2009, 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<mailto:faye.chadwell at oregonstate.edu>. If you have questions, call me at 541-737-8528.

Leah M. Griffith
Director,   Newberg Public Library
503 E. Hancock      Newberg,  OR  97132
P  503.537.1256         F 503.538.9720

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