oelma Service award for school administrators
The OELMA Service Award for School Administrators honors school administrator(s) whose leadership has made a significant contribution to the school library media program and services within their learning community.
Multiple recipients may receive the OELMA Service Award for School Administrators. The recipients receive a commemorative plaque at the OELMA annual conference. Each recipient's name will be announced through the OELMA listserv, website and social media.
Nominees must be a school administrator (e.g. superintendent, building principal, or a district administrator responsible for instructional leadership including directors of curriculum and instruction, directors of elementary and/or secondary education, or technology directors)
Nominee must provide evidence of their impact on school library media center programs and services
Must be nominated by an OELMA member
Upload a photograph of the nominee (jpg or gif format).
A required letter from the nominee (administrator) that addresses how they have significantly affected the school library media center’s services and programs. Incorporate within the letter examples from Ohio’s Library Guidelines for Librarians (2021).
Additional documents such as a letter(s) of recommendation from colleague(s) and/or supervisors that explain how the nominee meets the criteria outlined in the OELMA Service Award for School Administrators Checklist are encouraged.
Late materials will not be accepted. All application materials must be submitted to OELMA using the online application form by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2024. You will be able to upload supporting materials to the online form.